BWB Europe 2006 Vilnius, 30 June to 3 July All Camps

VILNIUS 2006 – BWB Europe headed to Vilnius, Lithuania for the 2006 edition of the camp, where 51 European players aged 16-18 participated from June 30th – July 3rd 2006. The BWB camp offered a solid basketball experience for the campers, as well as an educational experience grace of the various BWB community outreach programs. As with all BWB camps, a contingent of NBA players were present to serve as coaches and conduct fundamental drills. Some of this year’s most well known coaches were the Philadelphia 76’ers' Samuel Dalembert, the Cleveland Cavaliers' Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and the Atlanta Hawks' Zaza Pachulia.

Campers were divided into six teams and attended daily clinics in the mornings which focused on basic fundamentals and drills. In the afternoons and evenings the teams took part in a "round robin" tournament which concluded on the last day of the camp. Following the championship game, a selection of players was chosen to participate in the All-Star game which was then followed by an award ceremony, recognizing campers in various categories such as sportsmanship and skills (shooting, etc…).

Off the court, campers and NBA players alike participated in BWB’s community outreach programs. Campers attended daily Life-Skills seminars, a program which aims to educate it’s participants on subjects such as the importance of teamwork, leadership qualities, and HIV/AIDS prevention and education.

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The 2006 camp in Vilnius, Lithuania featured 51 players from 26 countries.

The 2006 camp in Vilnius, Lithuania featured 7 players and 11 coaches from the NBA and other top leagues affiliated to FIBA.

FIBA/NBA Players

Zaza Pachulia Milwaukee Bucks Georgia
Zydrunas Ilgauskas Cleveland Cavaliers Lithuania
Sarunas Jasikevicius Indiana Pacers Lithuania
Linas Kleiza Denver Nuggets Lithuania
Darius Songaila Chicago Bulls Lithuania
Samuel Dalembert Philadelphia 76'ers Canada

FIBA/NBA Coaches

Don Newman San Antonio Spurs USA
Herb Brown Charlotte Bobcats USA
Melvin Hunt Cleveland Cavaliers USA
Ryan Kreuger New Jersey Nets USA
Russel Turner Golden State Warriors USA

Camp Director

Marin Sedlacek FIBA Instructor Serbia