BWB Americas 2006 San Juan, 16 to 19 July All Camps

PUERTO RICO 2006 – The third BWB camp to be held in the Americas took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from July 17th-20th 2006. The camp hosted 50 players from Central and South America aged 18 and under, as well as 8 NBA players who served at the camp as coaches. The contingent of NBA players included such names as former NBA player Jerome Williams, Orlando Magic forward Bo Outlaw, and Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Giricek.

The camp format decreed that campers be divided into 6 teams, regardless of nationality and race. Each team, coached by at least one NBA player, took part in morning clinics which focused on basketball fundamentals as well as a competition which took place in the afternoons and evenings. The closing day of the camp included an All-Star game and an award ceremony in which campers received awards based on their performance throughout the camp’s duration.

Campers also attended daily motivational Life-Skills seminars which covered topics such as leadership, character development, and teamwork. Beyond the confines of the camp, NBA players lead community outreach efforts which focused on promoting education, HIV/AIDS awareness, and grass-roots basketball development within the local communities around San Jaun. The highlight events of BWB’s outreach program, officially known as the Legacy Project, was the creation of a community education center and the refurbishment of basketball courts, as well as a Special Olympics Clinic which was hosted by the NBA players.


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The 2006 camp in San Juan, Puerto Rico featured 48 players from 16 countries.


The 2006 camp in San Juan, Puerto Rico featured 8 players and 7 coaches from the NBA and other top leagues affiliated to FIBA.

FIBA/NBA Players

Gordan Giricek Utah Jazz Croatia
Jerome Williams New York Knicks USA
Daniel Santiago Milwaukee Bucks Puerto Rico
Carlos Arroyo Orlando Magic Puerto Rico
Adonal Foyle Former NBA player St.Vincent and the Grenadines
Bo Outlaw Orlando Magic USA
Sean Marks San Antonio Spurs New Zealand

Camp Director

Marin Sedlacek FIBA Instructor Serbia

FIBA/NBA Coaches

Don Newman San Antonio Spurs USA
Jim Lynam Philadelphia 76ers USA
Mike Malone Cleveland Cavaliers USA
Jerome Mincy Former NBA player USA
Jose Ortiz Former NBA player Puerto Rico
Tony Barone Memphis Grizzlies USA
Brett Brown San Antonio Spurs USA

Trainer

Eric Waters Washington Wizards USA