BWB Africa 2006 Johannesburg, 6 to 10 September All Camps

SOUTH AFRICA 2006 – The fourth BWB Africa camp took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 6th – 10th 2006. The camp hosted about 100 of the top 17-19 year old players from more than 20 African countries. A contingent of 15 NBA players served as coaches at the camp, including Bruce Bowen of the San Antonio Spurs and Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns.

Campers were divided into ten teams without regard to nationality or race. The teams bunked and ate together for the duration of the camp, as well as competing 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 drug-use education and prevention.
BWB also continued it’s 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 2006 included a dedication ceremony for a new dining hall, kitchen, and bathroom facility at the SKY Trust which was funded by the previous year’s visiting NBA players.


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The 2006 camp in Johannesburg, South Africa featured 114 players from 26 countries.


Players

. Isasi Ndelo Dem.Rep. of Congo
Abdoulaye Mbaye Senegal
Abdul Aziz Dembele Cote d'Ivoire
Ahmed Laroussi Morocco
Ahmed Smaali Tunisia
Alain Nzadi Musamba Dem.Rep. of Congo
Andre Bamogo Burkina Faso
Andre Goncalo Angola
André Mark Du Plessis South Africa
Anthyme Toe Burkina Faso
Assane Sene Senegal
Aymen Bouzid Tunisia
Aziz Ndiaye Senegal
Bernard Morena Cote d'Ivoire
Bilel Msakni Tunisia
Buvu Mbumba Dem.Rep. of Congo
Byago Diouf Senegal
Byron Charles Egan South Africa
Cameron Peterson South Africa
Celumusa Khumalo South Africa
Chakir Kesraoui Algeria
Christian Eyenga Moenge Dem.Rep. of Congo
Devon Leisher South Africa
Dumisani Gabashe South Africa
Ehimen Orukpe Nigeria
Herve Francois Gueret Central African Republic
Ibou Fall Senegal
Ibouanga Omer Bila Burkina Faso
Ibrahim Adamu Nigeria
Joao Antonio Angola
Joseph Junior Ghislain Madozein Central African Republic
Junior Yamala Central African Republic
Katambayi Lutumba Dem.Rep. of Congo
Lamine Diame Senegal
Marco Michael Samuels South Africa
Matar Mbodji Senegal
Mathews Bonzaire South Africa
Mbah Ifeanyi Nigeria
Michel Diouf Senegal
Moses Mugeni Kenya
Moussa Gueye Senegal
Nosa OMOROGBE Nigeria
Olivier Siewe Cameroon
Omar Masrouri Morocco
Orseer Ikyaator Nigeria
Oumar Lalamy Senegal
Oumar Seck Senegal
Papa Samba Ndao Senegal
Patou Lomboto Kamona Dem.Rep. of Congo
Patrick Bayombo Dem.Rep. of Congo
Sakhile Sithole South Africa
Sakhile Khunga South Africa
Shenkyn Lewis Swaziland
Sivuyile Moses Mdekazi South Africa
Solomon Alao Nigeria
Talib Zanna Nigeria
Thabang Banda South Africa
Tresor Kalombo Dem.Rep. of Congo
Tsepo Matsego South Africa

The 2006 camp in Johannesburg, South Africa featured 15 players and 15 coaches from the NBA and other top leagues affiliated to FIBA.

FIBA/NBA Players

DeSagana Diop Cleveland Cavaliers Senegal
Dikembe Mutombo Former NBA player Dem.Rep. of Congo
Jim Jackson Phoenix Suns USA
Kyle Korver Philadelphia 76'ers USA
Manute Bol Former NBA player Sudan
Rasual Butler New Orleans Hornets USA
Luol Deng Chicago Bulls England
Luke Walton Los Angeles Lakers USA
Jerome Williams New York Knicks USA
Chris Duhon Chicago Bulls USA
Bruce Bowen San Antonio Spurs USA
Bob Lanier Former NBA player USA

FIBA/NBA Coaches

Dell Demps San Antonio Spurs USA
Alex English Toronto Raptors USA
BJ Johnson Houston Rockets USA
Bill Branch Denver Nuggets USA
Harold Ellis Atlanta Hawks USA
Randy Ayers Orlando Magic USA
Rolando Blackman Dallas Mavericks USA
Mike Brown Cleveland Cavaliers USA
Tim Connelly Washington Wizards USA
Mario Elie Golden State Warriors USA
Maurice Lucas Portland Trailblazers USA
Frank Ross Charlotte Bobcats USA
Adam Simon Miami Heat USA
Terry Stotts Milwaukee Bucks USA
Chris Wallace Boston Celtics USA

Camp Director

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

Trainer

Fred Tedeschi Chicago Bulls USA