BWB Americas 2009 Mexico City, 6 to 9 August All Camps

MEXICO CITY 2009 – The fifth ever BWB camp to be held in the Americas took place in Mexico City, Mexico from August 6 – 9 2009. The camp hosted 50 players from Central/South America and Canada aged 19 and under, as well as 4 NBA players who served at the camp as coaches. The contingent of NBA players included such names as Philadelphia 76ers center Samuel Delambert and New Jersey Nets guard Eduardo Najera.

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 and 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.

Off the court, campers attended daily Life-Skills seminars. The hour-long seminars addressed subjects such as ‘HIV/AIDS awareness’ as well as ‘Leadership Characteristics and Qualities’. NBA players also participated in BWB’s community outreach program, visiting YMCA center where they played basketball and other games with the children. Additionally, NBA players hosted a unique event which included a roundtable discussion about respect, leadership, and teamwork among former gang members and street children.

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The 2009 camp in Mexico City, Mexico featured 49 players from 16 countries.

The 2009 camp in Mexico City, Mexico featured 4 players and 4 coaches from the NBA and other top leagues affiliated with FIBA.

FIBA/NBA Players

Willie Green Philadelphia 76ers USA
Samuel Dalembert Philadelphia 76'ers Canada
Eduardo Najera Dallas Mavericks Mexico
Al Horford Atlanta Hawks Dominican Republic

FIBA/NBA Coaches

Austin Ainge Boston Celtics USA
Kenny Atkinson New York Knicks USA
Kelvin Sampson Milwaukee Bucks USA
Jack Sikma NBA Coach USA


Mark Boff Milwaukee Bucks USA

Camp Director

Gersson Rosas Houston Rockets Colombia


Santiago Nicolas Scala Nike Camp MVP Award, EA Sports 3-point Competition Winner Argentina
Mathias Calfani Nike All-Star Game MVP Award Uruguay
Leon Cooper American Airlines "Frequent Flyer" Award Bahamas
Jahenns-Ley Manigat BWB Leadership Award Canada
Alexander Albert Abreu Vazquez Wonder Playmaker Award USA