BWB Africa 2010 Dakar, 5 to 8 August All Camps

After seven consecutive years in South Africa, BWB-Africa came to Dakar, Senegal for the first time ever.

The Camp took place at the Hotel des Almadies from 5-8 August and brought together the top 55 players (ages 18 and under) selected by FIBA, representing 19 different nationalities across Africa.

The event was spearheaded by several top African players including Senegalese native, DeSagana Diop (Senegal), Luc Mbah a Moute (Cameroon), NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo, Hasheem Thabeet (Tanzania) and former NBA and Senegalese stars, Makhtar Ndiaye and Mamadou N’diaye.

WNBA Legends Tamika Raymond and Nykesha Sales were also present alongside a contingent of coaching staff, who also served as coaches as well as goodwill ambassadors within BWB’s community outreach program.

On the court, campers were divided into four teams and took part in daily clinics – run by the NBA players – focusing on fundamental drills. Together with the coaches, they focused on basketball development, teach basic positional stationary basketball skills. Female athletes took part in a BWB-Africa Women’s camp.

As well as the sporting activities, the camp focused on BWB’s social objectives, the NBA and FIBA once again teamed up for the Hoops 4 Hope initiative, conducting interactive seminars on HIV/AIDS education and healthy living.


Camp Photos Camp Videos


Players

Akpara Akita Nigeria
Assem Marai Egypt
Bongani Zulu Zambia
Edson Vaz Cape Verde
Ezz Ahmed Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Firass Hemdani Tunisia
Joao Carlos Almeida Cape Verde
Johan Grebongo Central African Republic
Jose Edivaldo Angola
Jospin Poukara Keita Central African Republic
Lamine Dieng Senegal
Lebesa Selepe South Africa
Luc Junior Tselan Tsiene Etou Republic of Congo
Mike Mzei Nigeria
Mohamed Ammar Tunisia
Mouhamadou Sall Senegal
Ramzi Iskyender Morocco
Romeo Wilfired Enan Cote d'Ivoire
Ronald Gundo Kenya
Senghor Ousmane Senegal
Stephen Gabriel South Africa
Thiereyon Max Poda Burkina Faso
Youssef Mejri Tunisia

FIBA/NBA Players

Nykesha Sales Former WNBA player USA
Tamika Raymond WNBA Legend USA
Luc Mbah a Moute Milwaukee Bucks Cameroon
DeSagana Diop Charlotte Bobcats Senegal
Mamadou N'diaye Former NBA Star Senegal
Willie Green Philadelphia 76ers USA
Dikembe Mutombo NBA Legend Dem.Rep. of Congo
Marvin Williams Atlanta Hawks USA
Ronny Turiaf New York Knicks France
Hasheem Thabeet Memphis Grizzlies Tanzania
Makhtar Ndiaye Former NBA Star Senegal
Danilo Gallinari New York Knicks Italy

FIBA/NBA Coaches

Lionel Hollins Memphis Grizzlies USA
Carlos Barroca FIBA Coach Portugal
Jay Triano Toronto Raptors USA
Milt Newton Washington Wizards USA
Billy Bayno Portland Trailblazers USA
BJ Johnson Houston Rockets USA
Donnie Nelson Dallas Mavericks USA
Bill Cartwright Phoenix Suns USA
Jamahl Mosley Denver Nuggets USA
Kelvin Sampson Milwaukee Bucks USA
Rick Carlisle Dallas Mavericks USA

Camp Director

Lance Blanks Cleveland Cavaliers USA
Masai Ujiri Denver Nuggets Nigeria

Trainer

Keith Jones Houston Rockets USA

Black Team

Romeo Wilfired Enan Cote d'Ivoire
Ezz Ahmed Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Akpara Akita Nigeria
Senghor Ousmane Senegal

White Team

Johan Grebongo Central African Republic
Youssef Mejri Tunisia
Lamine Dieng Senegal

Awards

Jean Yves Toupane Nike All Star Game MVP Award Senegal
Akpara Akita EA Sports 3-Point Shootout Champion Nigeria
Serigne Bamba Gueye SAA High Flyer Award Senegal
Michel Ange Enanga Nike Camp MVP Award Cameroon