LA Clippers’ forward Sam Dekker partnered with Basketball Without Boarders to hold 3-day camp in Israel. This event will be Israel’s first time hosting a Basketball without Borders camp.
Basketball Without Borders is in its 16th year of holding camps globally it aims to bring children from all parts of the globe together in teaching basketball skills that will help on the court but also great life skills. Israel hosted one of the many Basketball Camps around the world aiming to promote the sport for the youth interested in basketball. Sam Dekker of the LA Clippers went to help.
"Basketball Without Borders is the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program that unites young basketball players to promote the sport and encourage positive social change in the areas of education, health, and wellness."
The Israel Basketball Association is worked with the NBA and FIBA hosting the event and had some of the top male and female players in Europe and made sure the experience was be a memorable one.
Sam Dekker revealed his thoughts in a video interview during his last day in Israel and explained that it was a year in the making. The opportunity presented itself during a team trip to China.
Sam Dekker lead drills and tried to show his passion while hoping it will rub off on the players at camp. Dekker was excited to be lending a hand and hopes to come back year after year to help continue to help the new generation of talent.
More than Basketball
Basketball Without Borders not only impacts the players, but it gives young people from all over the world the chance to hone their skills and learn ways to improve their game. While helping build teamwork, it brings people together, especially those in a region of conflict like Israel and the Middle East. It does more than grow the game of basketball; It grows human interaction over country lines.
Sam Dekker was traded to the LA Clippers in the off-season. Dekker is going into his third year and looks to improve and have a fresh start with his new team. He saw very little playing time during his rookie season, but became a helpful rotation player this previous year in Houston.