Basketball Without Borders: Young British quartet head to Milan

A quartet of British basketball's top young prospects are in Milan to attend the Basketball Without Borders Europe camp.

Islington Panthers' Manie Joses is part of the boys' programme, while Olivia Forster, Katie Januszewska and Carys Roy are among the girls attending the prestigious development event, which is part of the NBA and FIBA’s Global Basketball Development and Community Outreach Programme, and runs until Saturday.

Joses was pivotal in the Panthers' U16 National Cup Final win title in January, while Januszewska shone for WBBL side Leicester Riders before her summer move Stateside with St Francis Brooklyn. Roy and Forster have excelled for Cardiff Met Archers and Ipswich respectively.

BWB Europe 2022 brings together 62 of the top high-school age boys and girls from 24 countries across Europe to learn directly from current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players, legends and coaches and compete alongside their peers from across the region. The campers and coaches will also take part in life skills, leadership development and community service programming.

Live Forster and Manie Joses have headed to Milan to be part of of BWB

The campers will be coached by NBA players Danilo Gallinari (Atlanta Hawks; Italy; BWB Europe 2003), Terance Mann (LA Clippers; US) and Kemba Walker (New York Knicks). Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins (US), NBA assistant coaches David Adelman (Nuggets; US), Johnnie Bryant (New York Knicks; US) and Edniesha Curry (Portland Trail Blazers; US), former WNBA player Raffaella Masciadri (Italy) and Italy Women’s National Team captain and Virtus Bologna forward Sabrina Cinili (Italy) will serve as BWB Europe coaches.

Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities, including movement efficiency drills, offensive and defensive skill stations, three-point contests, 5-on-5 games, and life skills and leadership development sessions. A ceremony on the final day of the camp will award the BWB Europe 2022 MVP, Defensive MVP, Three-Point Champion and the Patrick Baumann Sportsmanship Award to the boys and girls who distinguish themselves on the court and as leaders.