Ten young men in the Under 18 New Zealand squad have been named to partake in the NBA's Asia Pacific Camp, to be held in Hangzhou, China from 18 to 21 June. New Zealand U18 Head Coach, Miles Pearce, will also attend.
The NBA officially released the names today. In total, 73 boys and girls from Australia, China, India, Korea and New Zealand will take part in what the NBA say is a camp for elite young basketball talent in the region.
Current NBA players Malik Beasley (Denver Nuggets), Andrew Nicholson (Brooklyn Nets) and Garrett Temple (Sacramento Kings) will join former WNBA player Zheng Haixia (the first Chinese WNBA player); NBA assistant coaches Ryan Bowen (Denver Nuggets), Charles Klask (Detroit Pistons), Bob Thornton (Sacramento Kings); and FIBA coach Ronald Cass to coach the 17 and 18 year old campers, who were selected by their respective basketball federations.
The NBA have said this camp, presented by Nike, will provide training and competition to take the participants' game to the next level, as well as teaching the players leadership, character development and life skills that will serve them well for future success.
Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, positional skill development, shooting and skills competitions, 5-on-5 games, and daily life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication.
Nike, the Presenting Partner of the Asia Pacific Team Camp since 2011, will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear.
Complete list of players participating in the fourth Asia Pacific Team Camp presented by Nike:
New Zealanders attending:
Cooper Boyce-Towler| Forward | Basketball Manawatu
Iaac Tama Faamausili | Guard | Basketball Manawatu
Tom Higgins | Guard / Forward | Basketball Auckland
James Moors | Forward | Harbour Basketball
Oscar Oswald | Guard | Basketball Manawatu
Kruz Perrott-Hunt | Guard | North Harbour Basketball
Oscar Robertson | Guard | New Plymouth Basketball
Cameron Trethewey | Forward | New Plymouth Basketball
Max de Geest | Guard | Canterbury Basketball
Matthew O'Connell | Guard | New Plymouth Basketball
First Published on NZ Basketball - basketball.org.nz
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