Brandon Knight will aid in hosting Basketball without Borders this summer in Rome.
The NBA and FIBA announced jointly announced the 2014 Basketball without Borders schedule Tuesday, which will feature camps in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Bucks guard Brandon Knight joins a host of other NBA players leading camps, as he’ll head to Rome to host a four-day clinic June 2-5. Joining Knight will be Denver’s Danilo Gallinari, New York’s Andrea Bargnani, Detroit’s Gigi Datome and Atlanta’s Al Horford. Gallinari, Bargnani and Datome are all natives of Italy and former Basketball without Borders participants. The camp brings together the top fifty 16 and 17-year-olds in more than 25 European countries.
Two other four-day camps will be held in Taipei (June 13-16) and Johannesburg (August 5-8). Former-Buck John Salmons (Raptors) will join Cody Zeller (Bobcats) and Ronny Turiaf (Timberwolves) in Taipei, while Andrei Kirilenko (Nets) and Thabo Sefolosha (Thunder) will head up the Johannesburg camp. Current NBA coaches Dwane Casey (Raptors), Brian Shaw (Nuggets) and Jeff Hornacek (Suns), along with NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo, will also be in South Africa.
Per the NBA’s press release:
Through NBA Cares, the league’s global social responsibility program, all three camps will include extensive community outreach efforts led by NBA players and coaches. Through grassroots basketball development, community service, and life skill seminars, BWB will focus on teaching the values of the game, including leadership, respect, character, and health and wellness. In addition, donations of school supplies, clothing, books, games, basketball equipment and other necessities will be made to local community-based organizations.
Nike, a BWB global partner since 2002, will again outfit the campers and coaches of all three camps with Nike apparel and footwear.
Since its inception, the NBA and FIBA have staged 36 BWB camps in 21 cities across 18 countries on five continents. More than 150 different current and former NBA/WNBA players have joined nearly 140 NBA team personnel from all 30 NBA teams.