Three Indonesian young basketball player will join in Basketball Without Border 2019
National Basketball Association and International Basketball Federation will bask to hold 11thBasketball Without Borders Asia. This event will be follow by 64 best male and female basketball players from 11 country and region.
BWB Asia 2019 will be held in Tokyo from Wednesday, August 14th to Saturday, August 17th. This is the second time basketball development programs and NBA global outreach and FIBA being held in Japan since the first time on 2012.
Indonesia will send three representatives for BWB Asia. Two female basketball players namely Amelia Ryan Ayu Ardhany and Jesslyn Aritonang, and one male basketball player namely Yonga Hendrick Xavi.
BWB Asia 2019 will show lot of active and non-active NBA Player include Sam Cassell, Three times NBA Champion, Kevon Looney two times NBA Champion with Golden States, Robin Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks) and Yuta Tabuse ( Phoenix Suns, Japan). Women NBA non-active player, Ashley Battle, Allison Feaster and Yolanda Moore also participate in the camp to train the best high school participant from all Asia-Pasific region.
NBA Coach assistant namely Pat Delany (LA Clippers), Bryan Gates (Minnesota Timberwolves), Antonio Lang (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Wes Unseld Jr. (Demver Nuggets) will also become coach in BWB Asia 2019. Meanwhile, Patrick Hunt (World basketball coach association President, Australia) will be the director of the camp. Jeff Tanaka (Chicago Bulls) will become athletic coach.
BWB Asia 2019 will also involve NBA Cares and outreach efforts to the younger generation in Tokyo. The effort will highlight the power of sport in enhancing cultural understanding and at the same time teaching how important health, active lifestyles and the core values of basketball are, including cooperation, integrity and respect.
The NBA and FIBA have held 60 BWB camps in 38 cities in 30 countries on 6 continents and have now reached more than 3,500 participants from 129 countries and regions since 2001. A total of 69 BWB alumni have been screened as NBA players or signed contracts as free transfer players ( free agent). A total of eight alumni were selected in the 2019 NBA (NBA Draft) selection, the highest number in history, including Rui Hachimura (a Japanese player who took part in the 2016 BWB Global was chosen to play with the Washington Wizards), surpassing the previous record in 2011, namely six alumni, competed in 2016 and 2018.
Last season, 27 BWB alumni were added to the NBA player list which was revealed in the opening night match, including the 2019 NBA Champion Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2012) and Marc Gasol (Raptors; Spain; BWB Europe 2003), and Joel Embiid, who was elected as the NBA All Star twice (Philadelphia 76ers; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2011).