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Basketball Without Borders Goes To The DR

By Paul Johnson, 08/12/15, 10:00AM EDT

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Today The NBA and FIBA made news by announcing that Corey Brewer, Al Horford, and Charlie Villanueva will join Luc Mbah a Moute, as well as Francisco Garcia, Tito Horford, and Felipe Lopez to lead 51 campers from 18 North and South American countries at the first Basketball without Borders Americas camp in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic August 16-19.

As part of BWB Americas 2015, the top players from around the world born in 1998 will have the opportunity to learn directly from NBA and FIBA players, legends, and coaches and to compete against the best players from North and South America.  

Not only will the NBA and FIBA be working with the campers on the court, but they will lead community outreach programs through NBA Cares, the league’s global social responsibility program.  NBA Cares will refurbish two basketball courts in Santo Domingo at Club El Almirante, which is home to more than 200 youth.  Along with Al Horford and his family, NBA and FIBA coaches will join volunteers at Centro Olimpico and Club El Almirante to host Jr. NBA clinics for local children, teaching the values of the game such as teamwork, leadership, respect and healthy living. 

The second annual BWB Global Camp will be held during NBA All-Star 2016 in Toronto and will bring together the top players from this summer’s BWB camps.  The first BWB Global Camp was held during NBA All-Star 2015 in New York City.

Below is a full list of players competing in BWB in Santo Domingo.

Country

First Name

Last Name

Argentina

Lautaro

Berra Fernandez

Argentina

Luca

Valussi

Argentina

Facundo

Corvalan

Argentina

Santiago

Bruera

Argentina

Maximiliano

Andreatta

Argentina

Santiago

Vaulet

Bahamas

Adrian

Thompson

Barbados

Amal

Smith

Brazil

Felipe

Ruivo

Brazil

Gabriel

Galvanini

Brazil

Felipe

Dos Anjos De Paula Gama

Brazil

Michael Somutochukwu

Uchendu

Brazil

Joao Vitor

Dos Santos

Brazil

Lucas Caue

Pereira

Canada

Howard

Washington Jr.

Canada

Lindell

Wigginton

Canada

Josip

Vrankic

Canada

Matur

Maker

Canada

Marcus

Carr

Chile

Felipe

Haase Thiers

Chile

Nicolas

Aguirre

Colombia

Soren Steven

De Luque Bornacelly

Colombia

Moises

Parra

Colombia

Jose

Ayola

Costa Rica

Daniel

Rodriguez Alfaro

Cuba

Abel

Font Lara

Cuba

Yohanqui

Mensia Hernandez

Dominican Republic

Ismael

Waldron

Dominican Republic

Jose

Perez

Dominican Republic

Victor

Pena

Dominican Republic

Alonzo

Fink

Dominican Republic

Benny

Moreno Valverde

Haiti / Canada

Richardson

Maitre

Jamaica

D'Andre

Forbes

Mexico

Alejandro

Tostado

Mexico

Brayan

Au

Mexico

Elias

Richo Lankenau

Paraguay

Jorge

Martinez

Paraguay

Juan

Poisson Storm

Puerto Rico

Jesus

Cruz

Puerto Rico

Jorge

Pacheco Ortiz

Puerto Rico

Leandro

Allende

Puerto Rico

Luis

Lopez

Uruguay

Agustin

Da Costa

Uruguay

Juan Ignacio

Ducasse

Uruguay

Martin

Rojas

Venezuela

Luis Armando

Hurtado

Venezuela

Jose

Serrano

Venezuela

Heldrin

Guillent

USVI

Miguel

Lopez Jr.

USVI

Jomoiri

Dagou

 

 

x Paul Johnson

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