Celtics’ Brogdon and Williams, Jazz’s Azubuike, Magic’s Bamba, Pelicans’ Green, Timberwolves’ Finch, Trail Blazers’ Billups, Warriors’ Kerr and Wizards’ Unseld Jr. among NBA players and coaches to participate in Basketball Without Borders Africa in Egypt

CAIRO, EGYPT – NBA Africa, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Egyptian Basketball Federation today announced 64 of the top boys and girls from 26 African countries who will participate in the 18th Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa camp from Sunday, Aug. 28 – Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Hassan Mostafa Indoor Sports Complex in Cairo, Egypt.  The camp will mark the first time the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program will be held in Egypt and the first time on the continent since 2019 in Senegal.

BWB Africa 2022 will bring together more than 60 of the top male and female players ages 18 and under from across Africa, including 14 NBA Academy Africa prospects and six NBA Academy Africa Women’s Program participants, to learn directly from current and former NBA and FIBA players, legends and coaches and compete alongside the best young players on the continent.  The campers and coaches will also take part in life skills, leadership development and community service programming.

The campers will be coached by NBA players Udoka Azubuike (Utah Jazz; Nigeria), Mo Bamba (Orlando Magic; U.S.; ties to Ivory Coast), 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon (U.S.; Boston Celtics) and Grant Williams (U.S.; Celtics), as well as NBA Global Ambassador and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

Joining the NBA players and legends will be nine-time NBA champion and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, 2004 NBA champion and Portland Trail Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups, two-time NBA champion and New Orleans Pelicans head coach Willie Green, Washington Wizards head coach Wes Unseld Jr. and Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch, tying for the most NBA head coaches to participate in a single BWB camp.  Milwaukee Bucks associate head coach Charles Lee and Charlotte Hornets associate head athletic trainer Quinton Sawyer will also coach at the camp.

Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri (Nigeria), Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager Mike Gansey, Los Angeles Clippers scout Lance Blanks, and World Association of Basketball Coaches President and FIBA Technical Commission Chair Patrick Hunt (Australia) will serve as camp directors.

Players and coaches will lead campers through a variety of activities, including movement efficiency drills, offensive and defensive skill stations, three-point contests, 5-on-5 games, and life skills and leadership development sessions.  Players and coaches will also host a unified Jr. NBA clinic for 100 boys and girls at Hassan Mostafa Indoor Sports Complex on Monday, Aug. 29, in collaboration with Special Olympics.

A ceremony on the final day of the camp will award the BWB Africa 2022 MVP, Defensive MVP, Three-Point Champion and Patrick Baumann Sportsmanship Award to the boys and girls who distinguish themselves on the court and as leaders.

A record 41 former BWB campers were among the record 121 international players on 2021-22 NBA opening-night rosters, including Gorgui Dieng (San Antonio Spurs; Senegal; BWB Africa 2009), five-time NBA All-Star Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2011) and NBA champion Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2012).

The NBA and FIBA have hosted 65 BWB camps in 30 countries since the program’s launch in 2001.  BWB has reached more than 3,800 participants from 134 countries and territories, with 105 former campers having advanced to the NBA or WNBA.

BWB Africa 2022 will be supported by Nike, which will outfit participants with Nike apparel and footwear, and Gatorade, which will keep players and coaches hydrated throughout the camp.

Fans in Africa can follow NBA Africa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and follow BWB using the hashtag #BWBAfrica.

The following is a complete list of players participating in BWB Africa 2022 (rosters subject to change):


First Name Last Name Country
Khadijah Tungo Angola
Batchaya Djofang Audrey Cameroon
Nouague Leslie Catherine Cameroon
Jana Sallman* Egypt
Jana Elalfy* Egypt
Hana Abdelaal Egypt
Jescika Mavioga Gabon
Nafissatou Diak Guinea
Soumah Nana John Guinea
Adahe Assoniamble Germaine Ivory Coast
Adidjata Traore Ivory Coast
Sangare Marianne Ivory Coast
Mariam Ibrahim Sarr Mali
Alimata Coulibaly Mali
Sira Thienou* Mali
Nelly Akaliza Rwanda
Penda Ndiaye* Senegal
Fatou Faye Sane Senegal
Bakhaw Seye* Senegal
Angel Oguegbunam South Africa
Abuna Ruop* South Sudan
Anjela Minja Tanzania
Darlene Tashobya Uganda
Sylvia Nantongo Uganda

 *NBA Academy Africa Women’s Program participants


First Name Last Name Country
Zakariya Khodja Algeria
Chakib Sedoud Algeria
Elton da Silva Mangueira Angola
Mora Lafia Zime Nazif Benin
Laonkila Yannick Archad Drabo Burkina Faso
Ulrich Kamka Chomche* Cameroon
Gabriel Austelino Martins Correia Cape Verde
Thierry Serge Darlan* Central African Republic
Gildas Elvis Mbesse Congo
Paul Kabenga Mbyia* Democratic Republic of the Congo
Parby Kabamba Musongela* Democratic Republic of the Congo
Adam Mohamed Hosny Elhalawany Egypt
Seifeldin Kaidar Ahmed Youssef Hendawy* Egypt
Hassan Mohamed Hesham Hussein Kamel Amer Amer Egypt
Daniel Quentin Akoue* Gabon
Emmanuel Kanga Lendouga Gabon
Aly Tounkara* Guinea
Cheick Mouhamed Tidjane Diaby* Ivory Coast
Abou Dominique Diomande Ivory Coast
Lavasoa Ny Aina Andyerson Andriatsarafara Madagascar
Mathias M’Madi Madagascar
Marwan Alioiu Diallo Mali
Abdramane Kanoute Mali
Cheick Tidiane Keita Mali
Uwami Nashe Chongo Mozambique
Segun Ezekiel Obe* Nigeria
Emmanuel Oluwatobi Stephen* Nigeria
Lukwanga Mike Mugalu Rwanda
Abdou Aziz Yadd Senegal
Modou Fall Thiam Senegal
Matar Wade* Senegal
Kenneth Thomas Samuels Sierra Leone
Connor Gray Liebenberg* South Africa
Deng Kuot Deng Kuot South Sudan
Mabilmawut Kon Mabil* South Sudan
Makoi Mabor Marier Makoi South Sudan
Mbatian Odupoi Sikar Tanzania
Steven Lionel Aboky* Togo
Fedi Ben Abdallah Tunisia
Wissem El Kissi Tunisia

*Current NBA Academy Africa prospects