REGENSBURG (David Hein’s Eye on the Future) - The Basketball Without Borders Global Camp rosters were announced on Tuesday and a quintet of campers at the NBA All-Star 2017 will gain some excellent experience ahead of this summer's FIBA U19 World Championship 2017.
Barrett might be well served to pay attention to lessons from the BWB camp leaders about learning to accept lesser roles than one might hope. This is by no means saying Barrett can’t do that, but there is a good chance that he will have to lower his individual expectations in Cairo.
Barrett will be entering a loaded 1998 generation that has high level players such as Shai Alexander, Nickeil Alexander Walker and O’Shae Brissett. There are also a number of strong talents from Canada’s 1999 generation who will be fighting for their role on the team.
A solid rock of a man, Dort has since moved to the United States to play high school basketball and the guard has been drawing interest from some major college programs. A strong showing in New Orleans against the elite around the world could give him yet another boost to make the Canada team in Cairo.
Silvio De Sousa
De Sousa will probably be drilled with the big men in New Orleans and that will go a long way in showing what he needs to do against the best the world can offer at the low post position. A strong showing will also give him the additional confidence that he can also dominate his own age group outside of Africa.
Those five players are not the only BWB campers who will be taking the stage this summer at the FIBA U19 World Championship 2017 in Cairo. But they are five who stand to benefit greatly in looking ahead to the summer.
By David Hein for FIBA.com