Three Indians - Amaan Sandhu, Harsimran Kaur, and Siya Deodhar - are among the top 64 high school prospects (boys and girls) set to participate in sixth annual Basketball Without Borders Global Camp during the 2020 All-Star Weekend in Chicago.
The trio of Amaan Sandhu, Harsimran Kaur and Siya Deodhar were among four Indian campers at the Basketball Without Borders Asia Camp in Tokyo last year.
The 64 campers have been invited from 64 different countries and regions.
The camp, which will be conducted from Feb. 14-16, will have 2020 NBA All-Star Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2012), Davis Bertāns (Washington Wizards; Latvia), Tacko Fall (Boston Celtics; Senegal) and 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team member Lauri Markkanen (Chicago Bulls; Finland; BWB Europe 2014; BWB Global 2015) as coaches.
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Siakam, Bertāns, Fall and Markkanen will be joined by former WNBA players Ashley Battle, Michele Van Gorp and Ebony Hoffman, as well as select players participating in NBA All-Star 2020. Chicago Bulls assistant coach Karen Stack Umlauf, Milwaukee Bucks assistant coaches Vin Baker, Josh Longstaff and Ben Sullivan, and Chicago Sky director of player development John Azzinaro will also serve as BWB Global coaches.
Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, skill development stations, shooting and skills competitions, 5-on-5 games, and life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication.
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Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches; Australia), Gersson Rosas (Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations; Colombia), Marin Sedlacek (Philadelphia 2 76ers international scout; Serbia) and Masai Ujiri (Toronto Raptors President; Nigeria) will be the camp directors. Windy City Bulls head athletic trainer Matt Comer will serve as the camp's athletic trainer.
The final day will feature a single-elimination tournament culminating with the boys and girls championship games.
As part of the camp, the young campers will also get a chance to witness the 69th NBA All-Star Game at the United Center in Chicago.
You can follow along with the camp by using the hashtag #BWBGlobal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find out more about NBA Academies at nbaacademy.nba.com and on Instagram (@nbaacademy).