Basketball Without Borders Americas returns to Brazil for first time since 2011

NEW YORK AND SÃO PAULO – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced that the 13th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Americas will be held Friday, May 17 – Monday, May 20 at Clube Alto dos Pinheiros in São Paulo, Brazil.  This year’s camp will mark the fourth time the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program will be held in Brazil and first since 2011.

BWB Americas 2024 will bring together 60 of the top male and female players ages 18 and under from across Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America to participate in athletic testing, movement efficiency, skill development stations, shooting and skills competitions, life skills seminars and 5-on-5 games under the guidance of current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players, legends and coaches.  The campers and coaches, who will be announced prior to the camp, will also take part in life skills, leadership development and NBA Cares programming.

“We’re thrilled to bring Basketball Without Borders back to Brazil at a time when the momentum around basketball in the country is at an all-time high,” said NBA Latin America Senior Vice President and Managing Director Arnon de Mello.  “This year’s camp will build on the NBA’s commitment to helping the next generation of prospects develop as players and leaders as they compete alongside their peers from across the region.”

“It’s great to see this fruitful collaboration between FIBA and the NBA continuing to provide a platform to showcase top young talent in the Americas region, with the latest edition set to take place in Brazil,” said FIBA Executive Director Americas Carlos Alves.  “This Basketball Without Borders camp in São Paulo will provide players with great opportunities to learn from the best, on and off the court, and I am sure there will be invaluable experiences for all 60 participants.”

Forty-one former BWB campers were among the record 125 international players on opening-night rosters for the 2023-24 NBA season (active and inactive).  Former BWB Americas campers on NBA rosters include Bennedict Mathurin (Indiana Pacers; Canada; BWB Americas 2019/BWB Global 2020), Olivier-Maxence Prosper (Dallas Mavericks; Canada; BWB Americas 2019/BWB Global 2020), Kelly Olynyk (Toronto Raptors; Canada; BWB Americas 2009), and Gui Santos (Golden State Warriors; Brazil; BWB Americas 2019).

BWB Americas 2024 will be supported by Nike, a global partner of BWB since 2002, which will outfit participants with Nike apparel and footwear, and Gatorade, which will keep players and coaches hydrated throughout the camp.

BWB, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program, has reached more than 4,300 participants from 140 countries and territories since 2001, with 116 former campers advancing to the NBA or WNBA.  There have been 73 BWB camps in 49 cities across 33 countries on six continents.

Fans can follow the camp using the hashtag #BWBAmericas on Facebook, Instagram and X, and find out more about BWB at, on YouTube (Basketball Without Borders) and on Instagram (@basketballwithoutborders).  Fans in Brazil can find more information about the NBA on the NBA App, Facebook (, Instagram (@NBABrasil), TikTok (@NBA_Brasil), X (@NBABrasil) and YouTube (@NBABrasil).

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.  Built around five professional sports leagues:  the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 214 countries and territories in 60 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2024-24 season featured a record 125 international players from 40 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV,, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than 2.3 billion likes and followers globally across all leagues, team and player platforms.  NBA Cares, the NBA’s global social responsibility platform, partners with renowned community-based organizations around the world to address important social issues in the areas of education, inclusion, youth and family development, and health and wellness.