Four Indian youngsters to play in Basketball Without Borders camp

Siya Deodhar, Harsimran Kaur, Amaan Sandhu and Arvinder Singh were among the 64 boys and girls named by the NBA and the FIBA for BWB Asia 2019.

Harsimran Kaur is one of the four Indian youngsters who will head to Japan.   -  NBA

Four Indian youngsters — two boys and two girls — will head to Japan to play in Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Asia, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA)'s global basketball development and community outreach program.

Siya Deodhar, Harsimran Kaur, Amaan Sandhu and Arvinder Singh were among the 64 boys and girls named from 18 countries and territories for the 11 edition of tournament.

BWB Asia 2019 will be held from August 14 to 17 in Tokyo,  featuring a number of current and former NBA players, including three-time NBA Champion Sam Cassell, two-time NBA 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 serve as BWB Asia 2019 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 daily life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication. 

One boy and one girl will be named BWB Asia MVPs at the conclusion of the camp.