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Olynyk, Powell among coaching staff for India Basketball Without Borders camp


NEW YORK — Canadians Kelly Olynyk and Dwight Powell highlight the coaching staff for the NBA's second Basketball Without Borders camp in India.

Olynyk, a centre for the Miami Heat, and Powell, of the Dallas Mavericks, will guide 66 boys and girls from 16 countries in the four-day camp, May 30-June 2 at the NBA Academy India in New Delhi.

Corey Brewer of Oklahoma City, Brooklyn's Caris LeVert, two-time WNBA champion Ruth Riley and former WNBA player Ebony Hoffman round out the coaching staff.

Current NBA assistant coaches Bret Brielmaier (Nets), Darvin Ham (Atlanta), Ryan Saunders (Minnesota) and Mike Wells (Utah) will also serve as coaches.

The camp is a joint effort between the NBA, FIBA, and the Basketball Federation of India, and will see the players participate in a variety of activities on and off the court, including positional skill development, shooting and skills competitions, and daily life skills seminars. One boy and one girl will be named BWB Asia 2018 MVPs at the camp's conclusion.

The camp rosters include players from Australia, China, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.

Basketball Without Borders has reached more than 3,190 participants from 127 countries and territories since 2001, with more than 50 former campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents. A record 24 BWB campers were on opening-night rosters for the 2017-18 season.

 

 

 

The Canadian Press

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