BWB Africa 2004 Johannesburg, 8 to 11 September All Camps

SOUTH AFRICA 2004 – The second BWB Africa camp took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 6th – 10th 2006 at the American International School of Johannesburg. The camp hosted about 100 of the top 16-20 year old players from more than 20 African countries. A contingent of 10 NBA players served as coaches at the camp, including Bruce Kurt Thomas of the New York Knicks and Dikembe Mutumbo of the New York Knicks.

Campers were divided into ten teams without regard to nationality or race. The teams bunked and ate together for the duration of the camp, and competed in the camp tournament which took place every afternoon. In the mornings campers participated in clinics ran by the NBA players which covered basketball fundamentals and drills. On the final day of the camp an All-Star game was held, as well as various small contests and an award ceremony, recognizing the best campers in terms of skill and sportsmanship.

Off the court, campers attended daily Life-Skills seminars; hour long sessions in which speakers addressed topics ranging from the importance of leadership to HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.
BWB also held a community outreach program led by the NBA players in cooperation with the Ithuteng Trust and SKY Foundation. Ithuteng Trust and SKY are South African organisations which aim to help under-privileged youth within Soweto and other such urban areas. Highlights of the 2004 program included the dedication ceremony of the Dikembe Mutumbo Foundation Boys and Girls Youth Hostels to the Ithuteng Trust, as well as various public HIV/AIDS awareness events hosted by the NBA players and other famous athletes from South Africa.


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The 2004 camp in Johannesburg, South Africa featured 99 players from 26 countries.


Players

. Mabando Mangwanda Dem.Rep. of Congo
Abdul Aziz Dembele Cote d'Ivoire
Ahmed Temitope Nigeria
Alexis Wangmene Cameroon
Andre Bamogo Burkina Faso
Andre Goncalo Angola
Ayanda Ntuthuko Shange South Africa
Bennani Mehdi Morocco
Byron Charles Egan South Africa
Cedric Kabongo Dem.Rep. of Congo
Chestlyn Peterson South Africa
Christopher Gabriel South Africa
Chrystel Boenga Dem.Rep. of Congo
Dele COKER Nigeria
Denwin Jones South Africa
Dumsane Mimianigu South Africa
Emmanuel NEGEDU Nigeria
Fernando Mandlate Mozambique
Florentin Emmanuel Dengai Central African Republic
Francis Sanzima Central African Republic
Franck Ndongo Cameroon
Hamdi Braa Tunisia
Hamine Faycal Yameogo Burkina Faso
Ibou Fall Senegal
Ibouanga Omer Bila Burkina Faso
Issac Selelane South Africa
Joseph KATUKA Nigeria
Keba Sagna Senegal
Lamine Diame Senegal
Lebo Leshiba South Africa
Malebo Mohasi Lesotho
Mamadou Diene Senegal
Manga Yahaya Nigeria
Marouan Laghnej Tunisia
Martin Bilik Slovak Republic
Michael Paul Acutt South Africa
Mouhamed Seck Senegal
Moustapha Ndoye Senegal
Mzwakhe Phiri Swaziland
Nhlanhla Dlamini South Africa
Nthalane Nkululeko South Africa
Patrick Bouli Cameroon
Philippe Koffi Cote d'Ivoire
Romaric Ngappa Central African Republic
Salim Bouriah Algeria
Sanogo Cheick Omar Burkina Faso
Solomon ALABI Nigeria
Themba Phungwayo South Africa
Thomas Ibrahima Senegal
Tshiamo Modieginyane South Africa
Tumba Michael Buzangu Dem.Rep. of Congo
Yassine Moqtad Morocco

The 2004 camp in Johannesburg, South Africa featured 10 players and 14 coaches from the NBA and other top leagues affiliated to FIBA.

FIBA/NBA Players

Shawn Bradley Dallas Mavericks USA
Michael Olowokandi Minnesota Timberwolves Nigeria
Zach Randolph Portland Trail Blazers USA
Ruben Boumtje Boumtje Portland Trail Blazers Cameroon
DeSagana Diop Cleveland Cavaliers Senegal
Malik Rose San Antonio Spurs USA
Dikembe Mutombo Former NBA player Dem.Rep. of Congo
Michael Curry Philadelphia 76ers USA

FIBA/NBA Coaches

Melvin Hunt Cleveland Cavaliers USA
Tony Ronzone Detroit Pistons USA
Alex English Toronto Raptors USA
Lance Blanks Cleveland Cavaliers USA
R.C. Buford San Antonio Spurs USA
Masai Ujiri Denver Nuggets Nigeria
Chico Averbuck Cleveland Cavaliers USA
Jarin Akana Denver Nuggets USA
Rob Babcock Minnesota Timberwolves USA
Zarko Dursic Minnesota Timberwolves Serbia
Donnie Nelson Dallas Mavericks USA

Camp Director

Amadou Fall Dallas Mavericks Senegal
Sam Vincent Former NBA Coach USA