BWB Africa 2007 Johannesburg, 5 to 9 September All Camps

SOUTH AFRICA 2007 – The fifth BWB Africa camp took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 5th – 9th 2007. The camp hosted about 100 of the top players aged 19 and under from more than 20 African countries. A contingent of 11 NBA players served as coaches at the camp, including Rafael Araujo of the Utah Jazz and Shawn Marion 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.
The NBA players also participated in BWB’s community outreach programs in partnership with the Ithuteng Trust and SKY Foundation. Ithuteng Trust and SKY are South African organisations which aim to help traumatised and at-risk youth within Soweto and other such urban areas. Highlights of 2007 included the refurbishment of a basketball court and the opening of the Cotlands Home Based Care Facility, a hospice for children who are either homeless or infected with HIV/AIDS.


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The 2007 camp in Johannesburg, South Africa featured 97 players from 20 countries.


Players

. Isasi Ndelo Dem.Rep. of Congo
. Mulamba-Mulamba Dem.Rep. of Congo
Abdoul Hady Traore Burkina Faso
Abel Baraya Nigeria
Anouar Grayssi Morocco
Assane Sy Senegal
Ayanda Mthembo South Africa
Ayoub El Filali Morocco
Bernard Morena Cote d'Ivoire
Brice Nguy Cameroon
Byago Diouf Senegal
Cameron Peterson South Africa
Cheryl Bollo Cameroon
Chiduben Okam Nigeria
Christian Mvemba-Mazina Dem.Rep. of Congo
Daniel DAUDU Nigeria
Daniel Iremiren Nigeria
Dumisani Gabashe South Africa
Ehimen Orukpe Nigeria
Francis Marais South Africa
Gheith Nakkai Tunisia
Gilles Saalim Diendere Burkina Faso
Hafid Isimaili Morocco
Ibrihima Keita Senegal
Josue Mulamba Dem.Rep. of Congo
Jules Saint Thomas Koualet Central African Republic
Kagiso Ngoetjana South Africa
Kenny Brenne Ndouba Naguidengar Central African Republic
Kevin Lijero Kenya
Lionel Gomis Senegal
Ludovic Mboyo Central African Republic
M'Baye Thiam Senegal
Matar Mbodji Senegal
Mohamed Harat Algeria
Mohamed Messad Algeria
Mongesi Panda South Africa
Moussa Gueye Senegal
Muhammed Bukar Nigeria
Niayes Gueye Senegal
Nouma Daniel Yann Barou Cote d'Ivoire
Papa Samba Ndao Senegal
Rodrick Ntoma Mawelu Dem.Rep. of Congo
Saber Jelassi Tunisia
Sakhile Khunga South Africa
Simeon Mutumbo Kalombo Dem.Rep. of Congo
Siyabonga Bulose South Africa
Sizo Sambo South Africa
Ssali Solomon Uganda
Tshilidzi Nephawe South Africa
Yassin Mouslih Morocco
Youssef Gaddour Tunisia

The 2007 camp in Johannesburg, South Africa featured 15 players and 10 coaches from the NBA and other top leagues affiliated to FIBA.

FIBA/NBA Players

Malik Rose San Antonio Spurs USA
Primoz Brezec Charlotte Bobcats Slovenia
Dikembe Mutombo Former NBA player Dem.Rep. of Congo
Bruce Bowen San Antonio Spurs USA
Jim Jackson Phoenix Suns USA
Sean Marks San Antonio Spurs New Zealand
Josh Childress Atlanta Hawks USA
Pat Garrity Orlando Magic USA
Kevin Martin Sacramento Kings USA
Bob Lanier Former NBA player USA
Emeka Okafor Charlotte Bobcats USA
Steve Smith Former NBA player USA
Bostjan Nachbar Former NBA player Slovenia

FIBA/NBA Coaches

Brian James Milwaukee Bucks USA
Rodney Heard New York Knicks USA
BJ Johnson Houston Rockets USA
Lisandro Miranda Dallas Mavericks USA
Bill Branch Denver Nuggets USA
Dell Demps San Antonio Spurs USA
Harold Ellis Atlanta Hawks USA
Alex English Toronto Raptors USA
Tony Ronzone Detroit Pistons USA
Melvin Hunt Cleveland Cavaliers USA
Milt Newton Washington Wizards USA

Camp Director

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

Trainer

Joe Sharpe Charlotte Bobcats USA