BWB Europe 2011 Ljubljana, 8 to 11 August All Camps

Ljubljana, Slovenia 2011 – Basketball without Borders Europe took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia for the first time ever between 8 and 11 August 2011. The top 50 European players born in 1993 or later – as selected by FIBA, the NBA and participating federations – from 23 different countries participated in the camp. The selection of pan-European players was divided into four teams, each coached by NBA players and coaches. Teams competed against each other in the afternoons and evenings, while NBA players and coaches were selected to run skills stations in the mornings. The morning clinics focused on fundamental drills such as passing, shooting, dribbling, one-on-one moves, as well as other defensive and offensive stratagem. Among the former NBA players who participated in the camp were Vlade Divac, a four-time European Champion, two-time World Champion and two-time Olympic Silver medallist, as well as 2005 NBA Champion Rasho Nesterovic, and nine other former NBA/FIBA players coming from Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Serbia. They were accompanied by NBA coaches such as former Toronto Raptors head coach Jay Triano. In accordance to BWB’s objective to promote goodwill and education through sport, the camp hosted hour-long Life Skills Seminars for the campers. Those seminars were led by SPOLINT Institute, an organisation that uses sport to educate youth in fairplay and tolerance. Topics such as fairplay in Sports and Health concerns (dangers of HIV/AIDS) were addressed during the seminars. A Variety of Community outreach events were also held, led by NBA Legends and Coaches attending the camp.


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FIBA/NBA Players

Zarko Carbarkapa Former NBA player Montenegro
Vlade Divac Former NBA player Serbia
Bruno Sundov Former NBA player Croatia
Bostjan Nachbar Former NBA player Slovenia
Predrag Drobnjak Former NBA player Montenegro
Dino Radja Former NBA player Croatia
Rasho Nesterovic Former NBA player Slovenia
Dalibor Bagaric Former NBA player Croatia
Dragan Tarlac Former NBA player Serbia
Milos Vujanic FIBA Player Serbia
Zarko Paspalj Former NBA player Serbia

FIBA/NBA Coaches

Jay Triano Toronto Raptors USA
Joe Wolf Milwaukee Bucks USA
Jack Sikma NBA Coach USA
Michael Curry Philadelphia 76ers USA

Camp Director

Marin Sedlacek FIBA Instructor Serbia

Trainer

Aaron Nelson Phoenix Suns USA

Awards

Joshua Thomas Ward-Hibbert Nike All Star Game MVP England
Boris Omer Dallo Nike Camp MVP France
Deyan Karamfilov 3-Point Shootout Champion Bulgaria