The Sixers will be represented when the NBA holds its first Basketball Without Borders camp in Israel this month.
Guard Jerryd Bayless, vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley and international scout Marin Sedlacek are among those participating in the camp, which will take place in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and at The Wingate Institute in Netanya Aug. 13-16.
Bayless, along with current and former NBA and FIBA players including Hall of Famer David Robinson, will coach the campers. Sedlacek will be one of the directors.
The camp will host the top 62 under-17 boys and girls from 22 countries. This is the 16th Basketball Without Borders Europe. Last year, Bayless was part of the program in Finland.
“I think it’s important to open your horizons,” Bayless said following the trip. “When you go overseas and you see these different places, it opens your eyes to the world and all these different cultures.”
Bayless will not be the first Sixer to share in international basketball camps this summer. Joel Embiid participated in the NBA Africa Game 2017.
Joel Embiid is giving back, joining several NBA players for the Basketball without Borders camp in Africa.
The NBA and FIBA will host 80 boys and girls ages 17 and under from 26 African countries, including Embiid's native Cameroon. It'll be the 15th edition of Basketball without Borders.
The camp will be held from Aug. 2 to Aug. 5 at the American International School of Johannesburg, culminating with the NBA Africa Game 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. The exhibition pits Team Africa, which includes players born in Africa and second-generation African players, against players from the rest of the world.
It's already been announced that Embiid is on the roster, but not playing, for Team Africa. Embiid, 23, missed the final 37 games of the 2016-17 season with a knee injury. His first NBA season came after he missed the first two years of his career with a foot injury.
There will be a heavy local vibe at BWB this year. Embiid will be joined by assistant coach Lloyd Pierce as well as former Sixers Bruce Bowen, Elton Brand and fellow Cameroonian Luc Mbah a Moute. Philly native Kyle Lowry and Chester native Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will also be there.
Future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki and budding star Kristaps Porzingis will also be among the players on hand.