BWB Africa 2005 Johannesburg, 7 to 12 September All Camps

JOHANNESBURG, 2005 – The 3rd BWB camp to be held in Africa returned to the American International School of Johannesburg in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 7th-12th 2005. The camp, which from past to present aims to promote friendship and diversity between rising basketball stars, hosted 106 players from 28 countries. Eight former and current NBA players served as coaches at the camp, including NBA legends Bob Lanier and Dikembe Mutumbo.

The campers were divided into 10 teams, completely without consideration of nationality, race, or religion in order to encourage diversity within the camp. Teams would bunk and eat together for the duration of the camp while competing in a mini tournament during the evenings. In the mornings, NBA players were selected to run drill stations which focused on the basic fundamentals of basketball.

As well as attending various basketball related activities, campers had to attend Life-Skills Seminars. The Life-Skills project is an aspect of BWB which invites humanitarian organisations such as UNICEF and LoveLife to lead daily seminars on important topics such as the importance of education, and the prevention of the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Beyond the Life-Skills project, BWB Africa projected its reach into the local community by working with the Ithuteng Trust and Soweto Kliptown Youth organisations to promote the education of HIV/AIDS prevention in poor areas. The Ithuteng Trust and the Soweto Kliptown Youth (SKY) are both South African organizations which strive for the positive development of at-risk or traumatized youths within the Soweto townships. NBA players attended various community events in Johannesburg celebrating South Africa’s distinct cultural beauty, highlighted by a visit with former South African president Nelson Mandel.

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The 2005 camp in Johannesburg, South Africa featured 106 players from 28 countries.


Abdul Aziz Dembele Cote d'Ivoire
Ahmed Ferchichi Tunisia
Ahmed Temitope Nigeria
Alain Nzadi Musamba Dem.Rep. of Congo
Aminu Jimoh Nigeria
Andile Thwala Swaziland
Andre Bamogo Burkina Faso
Andre Goncalo Angola
Anis Hedidane Tunisia
Anthyme Toe Burkina Faso
Assane Sene Senegal
Ayanda Ntuthuko Shange South Africa
Aymen Rammeh Tunisia
Aziz Ndiaye Senegal
Birahim Gaye Senegal
Brent Fick South Africa
Buvu Mbumba Dem.Rep. of Congo
Byron Charles Egan South Africa
Celumusa Khumalo South Africa
Chakir Kesraoui Algeria
Christian Eyenga Moenge Dem.Rep. of Congo
David Nyathi Zimbabwe
Elancy Bangaya Central African Republic
Fethi Chehab Tunisia
Georges Manyaka Cameroon
Ibouanga Omer Bila Burkina Faso
Ibrahima Thomas Senegal
Issac Selelane South Africa
Jeff Van Breda South Africa
Joao Antonio Angola
Jordan Siakam Cameroon
Joseph Dasylva Senegal
Katambayi Lutumba Dem.Rep. of Congo
Kenny Brenne Ndouba Naguidengar Central African Republic
Louis Adams Senegal
Mame Bocar Ba Senegal
Manga Yahaya Nigeria
Michael Paul Acutt South Africa
Michaela Mahama Central African Republic
Mimi Psourekis South Africa
Moses Mugeni Kenya
Mouhamadou Diop Senegal
Moustapha Ndoye Senegal
Nouma Daniel Yann Barou Cote d'Ivoire
Nuno Borges Tavares Cape Verde
Omar Masrouri Morocco
Rami Ibrahim Egypt
Said Kaiche Algeria
Sakhile Sithole South Africa
Samba Diallo Senegal
Samba Fall Senegal
Solomon Alao Nigeria
Soufiane Nadim Morocco
Tshitenge Kapuku Dem.Rep. of Congo

The 2005 camp in Johannesburg, South Africa featured 8 players and 10 coaches from the NBA and other top leagues affiliated to FIBA.

FIBA/NBA Coaches

Billy Bayno Portland Trailblazers USA
Alex English Toronto Raptors USA
BJ Johnson Houston Rockets USA
Frank Ross Charlotte Bobcats USA
Chris Wallace Boston Celtics USA
Stu Jackson Former NBA Coach USA
Harold Ellis Atlanta Hawks USA
Mark West Phoenix Suns USA
Dennis Lindsey Houston Rockets USA
Chico Averbuck Cleveland Cavaliers USA

FIBA/NBA Players

Mamadou N'diaye Toronto Raptors Senegal
Darvin Ham Detroit Pistons USA
Maciej Lampe New Orleans Hornets Poland
Marcus Camby Denver Nuggets USA
Dikembe Mutombo Former NBA player Dem.Rep. of Congo
Bob Lanier Former NBA player USA
Jim Jackson Phoenix Suns USA
Jerome Williams New York Knicks USA

Camp Director

Amadou Fall Dallas Mavericks Senegal
Lance Blanks Cleveland Cavaliers USA
Masai Ujiri Denver Nuggets Nigeria
R.C. Buford San Antonio Spurs USA
Joe Touomou FIBA Instructor Cameroon


Dionne Calhoun Dallas Mavericks USA