Rebecca Moors and Amy Pateman jetted to the United Arab Emirates today (31 May) to join 80 of the top high school age basketball prospects from across Asia and the Middle East for an elite skills camp at the New York University campus in Abu Dhabi. The Year 13 and Year 12 students are two of just 10 Kiwis (5 x girls & 5 x boys) selected to participate in the 13th Basketball Without Borders Asia camp, hosted by the sport’s governing body, FIBA, and the NBA.
Selected for their athletic prowess, both students are New Zealand age group representatives. Pateman was a member of the NZ Under 17 team who competed at the Under 17 World Champs in Budapest last year and both were members of the NZ Under 16 squad in 2021. They will spend 5 days working on offensive and defensive skills, movement, and efficiency drills as well as sessions on life and leadership capabilities. Coached by current NBA players from the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards and Assistant Coaches at the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, and Brooklyn Nets, this is an exclusive opportunity which has advanced many hopeful campers on to NBA or WNBA careers.
NZ Female Athletes: Elise Gilbert, Olivia Lassey, Kavanah Lene, Rebecca Moors and Amy Pateman
NZ Male Athletes: Julius Halaifonua, Carter Hopoi, Ryan Hunt, Tamatoa Isaac and Kahuranaki Treacher