BWB Asia 2005 Beijing, 11 to 17 July All Camps

BEIJING 2005 - The first ever Basketball Without Borders camp to be held in Asia took place on July 14th-17th 2005 in Beijing, China. Located at the Beijing Olympic Training Facility, 50 players from China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, the Philippines, Qatar and Singapore attended the camp. Also present at the camp, serving as coaches, were NBA stars Tony Parker, Yao Ming, Bostjan Nachbar, Kyle Korver, and Samuel Dalembert.

Campers were divided into four teams and took part in daily clinics ran by the NBA players focusing on basic fundamental drills. In the afternoons and evenings the teams, each of which coached by an NBA player, competed in a small competition that lasted until the final day of the camp. An All-Star game was held on the final day of the camp, followed by an award ceremony and then a closing dinner for the camp participants.

Off the court, players participated in a program known as "Life-Skills" which took place via daily seminars and aimed to educate campers on subjects such as team work, leadership qualities, and HIV/AIDS spread and prevention education. The Life-Skills seminars stress that campers are seen as role-models within their communities and must rise as leaders
Extending outside the confines of the camp itself, BWB conducted coaching clinics for over 150 Chinese coaches, and a Junior NBA Clinic was held for young boys and girls in order to promote grass-roots basketball development. Furthermore, Basketball without Borders Asia 05 inaugurated the first ever Legacy Project, consisting of the refurbishment of basketball courts in and around Beijing. Today the Legacy Project is one BWB’s most successful initiatives, featuring NBA players as goodwill ambassadors; it not only unites the public with their idols but also leads to the openings of schools and other such developments within local underprivileged communities.


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The 2005 camp in Beijing, China featured 50 players from 15 countries.


Players

Anton Ponomarev Kazakhstan
Aziz Halmurzin Kyrgyzstan
Cheng-Ju Lu Chinese Taipei
Cheung Man Chan Hong Kong
Chia-Hung Chien Chinese Taipei
Desmond Oh Wei Jie Singapore
Fei Chen China
Gaku Arao Japan
Hang Zhao China
Ilya Koptelov Kazakhstan
Imad Saade Lebanon
Jae Pil Ha Korea
Jen Wei Cheng Chinese Taipei
Jervy Cruz Philippines
Jinsoo Choi Korea
Joon Fai Yong Malaysia
Lehei De China
Li De China
Linag Ma China
Marwan Ziade Lebanon
Maxim Voyeikov Kazakhstan
Mazen Mneimneh Lebanon
Nail Gafarov Kyrgyzstan
Peng Ju China
Peng Zhou China
Rodrigue Akl Lebanon
Rogermar Menor Philippines
Seung Ho Yoo Korea
Shouwei Cun China
Shuo Han China
Sungjin Park Korea
Takumi Ota Japan
Wei Su China
Xiaoyu Liu China
Yegor Biryulin Kazakhstan
Yi-Huei Lin Chinese Taipei
Yong Xu China
Zhaoxu Zhang China

The 2005 camp in Beijing, China featured 5 players and 4 coaches from the NBA and other top leagues affiliated to FIBA.

FIBA/NBA Players

Bostjan Nachbar Former NBA player Slovenia
Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs France
Kyle Korver Philadelphia 76'ers USA
Yao Ming Houston Rockets China
Samuel Dalembert Philadelphia 76'ers Canada

FIBA/NBA Coaches

Doug Overton New Jersey Nets USA
Chad Forcier Indiana Pacers USA

Camp Director

Dean Cooper Houston Rockets USA

Trainer

Eric Waters Washington Wizards USA

Team South

Wei Su China
Peng Zhou China
Shuo Han China
Ilya Koptelov Kazakhstan
Xiaoyu Liu China
Zhaoxu Zhang China
Nail Gafarov Kyrgyzstan
Jinsoo Choi Korea
Imad Saade Lebanon

Team North

Mazen Mneimneh Lebanon
Yegor Biryulin Kazakhstan
Maxim Voyeikov Kazakhstan
Anton Ponomarev Kazakhstan
Chia-Hung Chien Chinese Taipei
Li De China
Takumi Ota Japan