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GLOBAL CAMP AT NBA ALL-STAR 2015 IN NEW YORK CITY

– NBA, WNBA and FIBA Players and Coaches to Mentor Top Basketball Talent from around the World, Participate in NBA Cares All-Star Community Efforts in all Five Boroughs –

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2014 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced a new, annual Basketball without Borders (BWB) Global Camp in conjunction with NBA All-Star. The inaugural camp will be held February 13-15 at Baruch College in Manhattan as part of NBA All-Star 2015 in New York City, and Nike will be the official partner.

Basketball without Borders, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development program, has reached more than 2,200 campers from 120 countries and territories, with 33 BWB campers drafted into the NBA.

The new camp will connect the top 40 players born in 1997 from Africa, the Americas, Asia/Pacific and Europe with select NBA, WNBA and FIBA players and coaches. The campers will work on positional skill drills, while engaging in shooting and skills competitions and 5-on-5 scrimmages. The campers will also attend the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge and participate in additional All-Star activities.

fibaLogoAs part of the league’s seasonlong NBA Cares All-Star community efforts to reach half a million youth throughout the five boroughs with fun, fitness-related basketball activities, BWB Global campers will take part in the NBA FIT Celebration and work side by side with NBA, WNBA and FIBA players and legends to host basketball and fitness clinics throughout the five boroughs. The campers will also participate in a life skills seminar addressing essential health-related issues.

Nike, a BWB global partner since 2002, will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear.

Since its inception in 2001, the NBA and FIBA have staged 39 BWB camps in 22 cities across 19 countries on five continents. More than 150 current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players have joined nearly 140 NBA team personnel from all 30 NBA teams to support BWB all over the world.

About the NBA:

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence with offices in 13 markets worldwide, games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.

NBA rosters at the start of the 2014-15 season featured a record 101 international players from 37 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, which is available in 60 million U.S. homes, and NBA.com, which recorded 26.9 billion page views during the 2013-14 season, with more than half of all visitors originating from outside of North America. The NBA is the No. 1 professional sports league on social media, with 700 million likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league and its teams and players have donated more than $242 million to charity, completed more than 3 million hours of hands-on community service, and created more than 915 places where kids and families can live, learn, or play.

About FIBA:

FIBA (fiba.com) – the world governing body for basketball – is an independent association formed by 214 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The FIBA Basketball World Cup, known from 1950 until 2010 as the FIBA World Championship, is the flagship event of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

For further information about FIBA visit fiba.com, follow FIBA on facebook.com/fiba, twitter.com/fiba and youtube.com/fiba or contact [email protected].

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