SEED Students Shine at NBA's Basketball Without Borders Camp
This year, the 14th annual Basketball Without Borders Camp (September 1-4) for the top 87 African student-athletes under 18, boys and girls, was held in Angola. Joined by NBA players, coaches and personnel, SEED sent our largest group ever with 5 boys, 5 girls, and 2 coaches in attendance. Campers enjoyed four days of basketball skills clinics, competitive games, elite coaching from top professionals, team-building activities, and cultural excursions around the country.
This year, following in the footsteps of SEED alumni before them, both the Boys and Girls MVP awards for the camp were given to SEED students. On the boys side, Cheikh Faye, a senior at SEED and recent Baccalaureate recipient, stood above the rest of his competition and was honored with the MVP award. This was particularly rewarding for Cheikh as he bounced back from failing the BAC last year and had a tremendous year both in the classroom and on the court at SEED this year.
On the girls side, BWB invited young women from outside of South Africa for the first time ever, and our SEED Girls shined bright. The camp culminated with SEED Girl's own Bigeye Sarr taking home the MVP of the All-Star game. All of the girls and their coach shared a memorable experience together, and look forward to attending more BWB camps in the future.