BWB Asia 2009 Beijing, 30 July to 2 August All Camps

BEIJING 2009 -BWB Asia took place on July 30 – August 2 2009 in Beijing, China. Located at the Beijing Olympic Training Facility, 50 players from 19 countries across Asia attended the camp. Also present at the camp to serve as coaches were NBA players Dikembe Mutumbo, Mickael Pietrus, Brandon Rush, and Jason Terry.

Campers were divided into four teams and took part in daily clinics ran by the NBA players focusing on basic fundamental drills. In the afternoons and evenings the teams, each of which coached by an NBA player, competed in a small competition that lasted until the final day of the camp. An All-Star game was held on the final day of the camp, followed by an award ceremony and then a closing dinner for the camp participants.

Off the court, players participated in a program known as “Life-Skills” which aims to educate players on such subjects as the importance of leadership, teamwork, education, and health. Typically the seminars are held daily, however the 2009 Asia camp only held one seminar due to H1N1 prevention efforts. BWB also continued its community outreach programs; opening an NBA Cares Play Space in a local school as well as hosting a Special Olympics Clinic which hosted 80 special Olympics athletes.

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The 2009 camp in Beijing, China featured 47 players from 18 countries.


Ahmad Ibrahim Lebanon
Alimbek Orazov Kazakhstan
Alymzhan Maxutov Kazakhstan
Baiysh Adiev Kyrgyzstan
Bashir Saad Lebanon
Daiki Tanaka Japan
Dapeng Liu China
Ethan Stuart Rusbatch New Zealand
Han Ge China
Hun Lee Korea
Jeromie Ryan Hill Australia
Jiguang Bi China
Jinran Wang China
Kenta Okabe Japan
Kiran Singh India
Kirill Gusev Uzbekistan
Kyung Bu Huh Korea
Leiting Cai China
Lin-Jen Lin Chinese Taipei
Mark Overdevest New Zealand
Michael Tolomia Philippines
Po-Chen Chou Chinese Taipei
Russell Escoto Philippines
Salah Khalifa Ahmad United Arab Emirates
Tan Hong Kwang Singapore
Viktor Dyachenko Kazakhstan
Wei Hong Choo Malaysia
Weifan Min China
Xuan Liu China
Yixing Zhang China
Yuanyu Li China
Zhanysh Adiev Kyrgyzstan

The 2009 camp in Beijing, China featured 4 players and 4 coaches from the NBA and other top leagues affiliated to FIBA.

FIBA/NBA Players

Mickael Pietrus Golden State Warriors France
Dikembe Mutombo Former NBA player Dem.Rep. of Congo
Brandon Rush Indiana Pacers USA
Jason Terry Dallas Mavericks USA

FIBA/NBA Coaches

Bob McAdoo Miami Heat USA
Jim Lynam Philadelphia 76ers USA
Gene Keady Former NBA Coach USA
Don Newman San Antonio Spurs USA

Camp Director

Dean Cooper Houston Rockets USA


Casey Smith Dallas Mavericks USA