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WNBA, NBA and FIBA to Host Second All-Female Basketball Without Borders Camp for Top International Prospects as Part of AT&T WNBA All-Star 2024 in Phoenix

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The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced nearly 40 of the top high-school-age prospects from 24 countries outside the U.S. who will travel to Phoenix, Ariz. for the second Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global girls camp. The event will be held Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21 at the Verizon 5G Performance Center – the official training facility of the Phoenix Suns – as part of AT&T WNBA All-Star 2024.

The campers will be coached by several former WNBA and FIBA players and coaches, including WNBA Coaches Development Program participants Edniesha Curry, Shey Peddy, April Sykes and Kelly Raimon (Schumacher).  Former WNBA player and current Vice President of Team Operations & Organizational Growth for the Boston Celtics Allison Feaster will serve as the camp director.

The players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities, including anthropometric and athletic testing, movement efficiency, skill development stations, shooting and skills competitions, life skills seminars and 5-on-5 games. A ceremony on the final day of the camp will award the Kim Bohuny Camp MVP, the Patrick Baumann Sportsmanship Award, the Three-Point Champion and the Defensive MVP honors to the campers who distinguish themselves on the court and as leaders. The campers will also attend the 2024 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game at Footprint Center on Saturday, July 20.  

The event will be supported by Nike, a global partner of BWB since 2002, which will outfit participants with Nike apparel and footwear, and Gatorade, which will keep players and coaches hydrated throughout the camp.

BWB, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program, has reached more than 4,400 participants from 142 countries and territories since 2001, with 127 former campers advancing to the NBA or WNBA.  There have been 75 BWB camps in 50 cities across 33 countries on six continents. Eleven former BWB campers have advanced to the WNBA, including Ezi Magbegor (Seattle Storm; Australia; BWB Asia 2016), Jade Melbourne (Washington Mystics; Australia; BWB Global 2020), Aaliyah Edwards (Washington Mystics; Canada; BWB Global 2019), Nika Muhl (Seattle Storm; Croatia; BWB Europe 2018 & BWB Global 2019) and Kamilla Cardoso (Chicago Sky; Brazil; BWB Global 2019). 

Follow the camp using the hashtag #BWBGlobal on Facebook, Instagram and X.  Find out more about BWB at BasketballWithoutBorders.com, on YouTube (Basketball Without Borders :https://apo-opa.co/3VWfkQi) and on Instagram (@basketballwithoutborders).

The following is a complete list of players participating in the second BWB Global girls camp at WNBA All-Star (rosters subject to change):

Name
 
Country
 
Filomena Luis
 
Angola
 
Malena Maggi
 
Argentina
 
Alma Bourgarel
 
Argentina
 
Nerea Lagowski
 
Argentina
 
Saffron Shiels
 
Australia
 
Opal Bird
 
Australia
 
Bonnie Deas
 
Australia
 
Sienna Harvey
 
Australia
 
Monique Bobongie
 
Australia
 
Sina Hollerl
 
Austria
 
Kyra Bruyndoncx
 
Belgium
 
Alexia Araujo
 
Brazil
 
Nyadieng Yiech
 
Canada
 
Alex-Anne Bessette
 
Canada
 
Patricia Augustin
 
Canada
 
Deborah Damoah
 
Canada
 
Meredith Venner
 
Colombia
 
Emilie Brzonova
 
Czech Republic
 
Blanca Quiñonez
 
Ecuador
 
Aisha Hassan
 
Egypt
 
Salma Khedr
 
Egypt
 
Lilli Onnela
 
Finland
 
Stacy Chovino
 
France
 
Lelia Lesueur
 
France
 
Ysaline Saulnier
 
France
 
Sakura Horiuchi
 
Japan
 
Kanon Suzuki
 
Japan
 
Joanie Rakotonanahary
 
Madagascar
 
Oumou Dabo
 
Mali
 
Keona Douwstra
 
Netherlands
 
Annika Scott
 
New Zealand
 
Antonella Luraghi
 
Paraguay
 
Tacko Sy
 
Senegal
 
Lana Mikes
 
Serbia
 
Tanja Valancic
 
Slovenia
 
Ajsa Sivka
 
Slovenia
 
Alba Caballero
 
Spain
 
Irene Noya
 
Spain
 
Tilda Trygger
 
Sweden
 

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of National Basketball Association (NBA).

Contact:
Kevin Alonzo
NBA
kalonzo@NBA.com
(212) 407-8158

SOURCE
National Basketball Association (NBA)

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