New York/Tokyo, Aug 9 : Four Indian Youth - Siya Deodhar, Harsimran Kaur, Amaan Sandhu and Arvinder Singh - will participate in the upcoming 11th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Asia 2019, in Japan from August 14. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) on Friday announced the top 64 boys and girls from 18 countries and territories for the participation in the four-day tournament.
It will be the second time that the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach programme is to be held in Japan. It was previously conducted in Japan in 2012. The tournament will feature a number of current and former NBA players, including three-time NBA champion Sam Cassell, two-time champion Kevon Looney (Golden State Warriors), Robin Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks) and Yuta Tabuse (formerly of the Phoenix Suns; Japan).
Former WNBA players Ashley Battle, Allison Feaster and Yolanda Moore will also participate in the camp and coach the top high-school-age campers from throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Current NBA assistant coaches Pat Delany (Orlando Magic), Bryan Gates (Minnesota Timberwolves), Antonio Lang (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Wes Unseld Jr. (Denver Nuggets) will also serve as BWB Asia 2019 coaches.
Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches; Australia) will be the camp director while Jeff Tanaka (Chicago Bulls) will serve as the camp’s athletic trainer. UNI