BWB Africa 2008 Johannesburg, 3 to 8 September All Camps

Johannesburg 2008 – BWB Africa returned to the American International School of Johannesburg in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 3 – 8 2008. The camp hosted about 100 of the top players aged 19 and under from more than 20 African countries. A contingent of 10 NBA players served as coaches at the camp including the Houston Rocket’s center Dikembe Mutumbo and Chicago Bull’s shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha.

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 2008 included a trip by the NBA players to a hospital for children infected with HIV/AIDS, as well as a Special Olympics Clinic which was attended by 80 local athletes. Furthermore NBA players participated with Habitat for Humanity to help build three houses in Orange Farm, a township located just outside of Soweto.


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The 2008 camp in Johannesburg, South Africa featured 98 players from 23 countries.


Players

Aboubacar Casse Senegal
Ahed Elajmi Tunisia
Alexis Ndoade Dem.Rep. of Congo
Arnaud Mvutu Besa Dem.Rep. of Congo
Chiduben Okam Nigeria
Cyrille Sandjon Cameroon
Daniel Chatchou Cameroon
Daniel Gomis Senegal
David Canivete Mozambique
Dumisani Gabashe South Africa
Evariste Shongania Olembo Dem.Rep. of Congo
Felix Ngoumou Cameroon
Floid Lionel Toufouandji Central African Republic
Francis Marais South Africa
Freddy Stephane Mbakorou Central African Republic
Glenn Feidanga Central African Republic
Habib Ndoye Senegal
Jacques Willy Kouassi Cote d'Ivoire
Kagiso Ngoetjana South Africa
Katshi Tshinyama Kapena Dem.Rep. of Congo
Lebesa Selepe South Africa
Lester Lutara Uganda
Ludovic Youtha Cameroon
Marco Michael Samuels South Africa
Moustapha Konte Senegal
Muhammed Bukar Nigeria
Nabil Bakella Morocco
P.S. Roland Ouedraogo Burkina Faso
Pari Amane Chad
Reda Ali Harass Morocco
Rodrick Embam Ibulu Dem.Rep. of Congo
Ryan Maroun South Africa
Sedji Jean-Louis Kouzia Cote d'Ivoire
Sivuyile Moses Mdekazi South Africa
Sizo Sambo South Africa
Skhumbuzo Percy Dube South Africa
Souleymane Kone Burkina Faso
Thabag Peter Bosega South Africa
Thierno Niang Senegal
Tshilidzi Nephawe South Africa
Yemi Makanjuola Nigeria
Youssef Gaddour Tunisia

The 2008 camp in Johannesburg, South Africa featured 10 players and 12 coaches from the NBA and other top leagues affiliated to FIBA.

FIBA/NBA Coaches

BJ Johnson Houston Rockets USA
Chad Buchanan Portland Trailblazers USA
Mark Hughes New York Knicks USA
John Loyer Philadelphia 76'ers USA
Jamahl Mosley Denver Nuggets USA
Kenny Natt Sacramento Kings USA
Stephen Silas Golden State Warriors USA
Milt Newton Washington Wizards USA
Austin Ainge Boston Celtics USA
Alex English Toronto Raptors USA
Tony Ronzone Detroit Pistons USA
Joe Wolf Milwaukee Bucks USA

FIBA/NBA Players

Dikembe Mutombo Former NBA player Dem.Rep. of Congo
Matt Bonner Toronto Raptors USA
Shareef Abdur-Rahim Sacramento Kings USA
Jennifer Azzi Former WNBA player USA
Charlie Bell Milwaukee Bucks USA
Caron Butler Washington Wizards USA
Nick Collison New Orleans Hornets USA
Thabo Sefolosha Chicago Bulls Switzerland
Bob Lanier Former NBA player USA

Camp Director

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

Trainer

Keith D'Amelio Toronto Raptors USA
Tom Abdenour Golden State Warriors USA