BWB Africa 2003 Johannesburg, 2 to 6 September All Camps

SOUTH AFRICA, 2003 – The first ever BWB camp to be held in Africa took place at the American International School of Johannesburg from September 2 – September 6 2003 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The camp brought together 100 of the top 16-20 year old players from Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, DR Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, Swaziland, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The camp had a total duration of four days and included on-court activities, life skills seminars, and a range of community relations activities.

Throughout the course of each day, on-court drills and competitions were conducted and ran by NBA players Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje of the Portland Trailblazers, Michael Curry of the Toronto Raptors, DeSagna Diop of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dikembe Mutumbo of the New Jersey Nets, Mamadou N’diaye of the Toronto Raptors and Olumide Oyedeji of the Orlando Magic, who served as coaches at the camp.

While the BWB program aims to develop young talent and accelerate basketball growth on a Global basis, it is similarly designed to promote friendship, goodwill, and education outside the world of basketball. For instance, campers attended life skills seminars presented by LoveLife, the largest HIV/AIDS awareness organization in South Africa. The hour-long sessions focused on informing players on the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, as well as other topics such as leadership and teamwork.
Similarly, a contingent of the NBA players attended various community events where they addressed audiences on different subjects ranging from health awareness to the importance of respect, interacted with less fortunate or disadvantaged children, and took part in social programs which encourage positive change within the community.

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The 2003 camp in Johannesburg, South Africa featured 106 players from 21 countries.


Aminu Jimoh Nigeria
Arthur Zulu Zambia
Bradley Pieterson South Africa
Dumisane Mgomezulu South Africa
Edgard Diatta Senegal
Eric Molefi Mofokeng South Africa
Gege Kizubanata Dem.Rep. of Congo
Godfrey Koti South Africa
Ibou Fall Senegal
Jamilu Mohammed Nigeria
Jibril Kote Senegal
John Thompson Nigeria
Kennelworth Nonyane South Africa
Lawrence Maoto South Africa
Leo Newton Nigeria
Lereko Taole Lesotho
Lesego Andrew Goba South Africa
Louis Edem Nigeria
Male Pitelo Malala Dem.Rep. of Congo
Masoabi Pitsa Lesotho
Michael Ohiero Nigeria
Michael Mosikili South Africa
Mohamed Berte Cote d'Ivoire
Mory Diane Mali
Mouhammad Faye Senegal
Moussa Ouattara Burkina Faso
Moustapha Ndoye Senegal
Nhlanhla Dlamini South Africa
Nsor Ikyartor Nigeria
Obi Kenechukuwu Nigeria
Patrick Mukuba Dem.Rep. of Congo
Samba Gueye Senegal
Sikhumbuzo Shiba Swaziland
Sipho Manzini Swaziland
Stephane Bakinde Cameroon
Takunda Chidimu Zimbabwe
Thabang Glass Lesotho
Thabo Moselane South Africa
Thabo Tabane South Africa
Thami Kukulela South Africa
Thomas Compaore Burkina Faso
Tshaba Kabasele Dem.Rep. of Congo
Tshepo Evans South Africa
Tshibalabala Ahombi Dem.Rep. of Congo
Tumelo Nonyana South Africa
Walid Hamma Algeria
Yassine Moqtad Morocco
Younes Idrissi Morocco
Yves Mekongo Cameroon

The 2003 camp in Johannesburg, South Africa featured 6 players and 18 coaches from the NBA and other top leagues affiliated to FIBA.

FIBA/NBA Players

Dikembe Mutombo Former NBA player Dem.Rep. of Congo
Mamadou N'diaye Toronto Raptors Senegal
Ruben Boumtje Boumtje Portland Trail Blazers Cameroon
DeSagana Diop Cleveland Cavaliers Senegal
Olumide Oyedji Orlando Magic Nigeria
Michael Curry Philadelphia 76ers USA

FIBA/NBA Coaches

Don Casey Former NBA player USA
Lance Blanks Cleveland Cavaliers USA
Masai Ujiri Denver Nuggets Nigeria
Dennis Lindsey Houston Rockets USA
Melvin Hunt Cleveland Cavaliers USA
Tony Ronzone Detroit Pistons USA
Chico Averbuck Cleveland Cavaliers USA
Zarko Dursic Minnesota Timberwolves Serbia
Donnie Nelson Dallas Mavericks USA
Jarin Akana Denver Nuggets USA
Rob Babcock Minnesota Timberwolves USA
Fabrizio Besnati Los Angeles Clippers Italy
Mark Crow Atlanta Hawks USA
Alex English Toronto Raptors USA
Karl Hicks Charlotte Bobcats USA
Jim Sann Toronto Raptors USA
Rich Sheubrooks Memphis Grizzlies USA

Camp Director

Sam Vincent Former NBA Coach USA
Amadou Fall Dallas Mavericks Senegal