Minnesota Timberwolves forward and La Costa Canyon High grad Chase Budinger will be holding his annual basketball camp in Carlsbad next week. Running from July 21-25, the camp — aimed at boys and girls ages 9-17 — will run for four hours a day and focus on basketball’s fundamentals. Read the rest of this entry »
As told to Christina M. Tapper, SI Kids
As a teenager, Mike Conley spent his summers traveling the country and playing hoops with the best of the best. In 2004, he ran the offense for the AAU Spiece Indy Heat, a team with a roster of future NBA stars — Miami Heat center Greg Oden, New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon, Charlotte Hornets forward Josh McRoberts, and guard Daequan Cook, who played for the Houston Rockets and the Chicago Bulls in 2012–2013 and in Ukraine this season. Read the rest of this entry »
The Canadian Senior Men’s National Basketball Team kicked off their summer program at the Air Canada Center on Sunday as they prepare for a jam packed four weeks of practices and games against top teams in Europe. After three days of practice in Toronto, Team Canada will arrive in Venice on Wednesday to begin a tour of friendly exhibition games against Slovenia, Ukraine, Georgia, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Bosnia, Spain, Turkey and Angola before returning to Toronto on August 13. Now that Canada has a roster loaded with exciting young recognizable talent, getting exhibition games against top European teams isn’t a problem. Read the rest of this entry »
Joakim Noah named to All-NBA First Team and All-Defensive First Team; Goran Dragic named to All-NBA Third Team; Patrick Beverley named to All-Defensive Second Team; Steve Nash narrated NBA TV’s documentary on 1984 NBA Draft (Jun. 9); Nash and Noah visited Brazil for the FIFA World Cup; Chase Budinger to host his annual basketball camp in San Diego, CA (Jul. 21-25)…to learn more and sign-up go to http://www.chasebudingerbasketballcamp.com/; John Jenkins to host basketball camp in Gallatin, TN (Jul. 23-25)…for more information go to http://sch.sumnerschools.org/athletics/basketball/SummerCamp/
Several BDA athletes have been hosting basketball camps this summer. Giving back to their communities and teaching youth basketball fundamentals have been at the forefront of their offseason activities.
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo completed the first session of his camp that ran from Jun. 23-27 in Louisville, Kentucky. Working with youth ages 6-16, the guard demonstrated basketball fundamentals including ball handling, defense and shooting. He also helped to coach scrimmages amongst the campers, stepping in to offer advice as the games continued. Read the rest of this entry »
For the seventh year, the Steve Nash Foundation hosted its annual charity soccer match in New York City. Sports stars from around the world, NBA and soccer, came together to play in a 7-a-side game with proceeds benefitting the foundation’s programs for underserved youth. The foundation’s programs assist youth with health care, education and other life-skills training. Participants at the match included NBA players Kyrie Irving and Dirk Nowitzki along with French football legend Thierry Henry.
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been making the media rounds this the off-season. While continuing to train in Boston, Rondo has appeared on numerous national television outlets as well as attending key events. Having experience in the NBA Finals twice before, he provided insight for Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts on what to expect from the Spurs and Heat match-up. His prediction, San Antonio Spurs! He closed out the day at GMA with a one-on-one “pop-a-shot” game with Channing Tatum. Read the rest of this entry »
NBA veteran Danny Green realized his dream this season when his team, the San Antonio Spurs, defeated the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals to become NBA Championships. The Spurs won the series in five games and Green made pivotal shots to help his team defeat the reigning champs. In the third game with the series tied 1-1, the shooting guard made 7-of-8 from the floor to help the Spurs win 112-92. The Spurs never looked back winning the next two games to win the championship. Green averaged 9.2 points per game, shooting 45 percent from the three-point line.
Chairman and CEO, Bill Duffy teamed up with business strategist Bruce Kaider, Managing Director of One Management Group & Consulting (OMGC) to bring innovative global opportunities to BDA Sports Management and its clients. The Australian based sports and talent management agency based in Melbourne provides a strategic alliance between the two top-tier companies that will extend beyond talent representation and look at areas including, but not limited to, business consulting, public relations, marketing partnerships and promotional events. Read the rest of this entry »
BDA Clients’ Orlando Summer League Statistics
Miro Bilan (Houston) – 2 games, 13.0 mpg, 4.5 ppg, 4.0 rbg, 2.5 apg; Aaron Gordon (Orlando) – 3 games, 24.0 mpg, 6.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg; DeQuan Jones (Indiana) – 3 games, 19.7 mpg, 6.0 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.0 spg; Perry Jones (Oklahoma City) – 3 games, 27.0 mpg, 9.7 ppg, 4.3 rbg, 1.0 spg, 1.0 bpg; Andre Roberson (Oklahoma City) – 3 games, 28.7 mpg, 8.7 ppg, 9.3 rbg, 1.7 apg, 1.7 spg, 1.0 bpg; Casper Ware (Philadelphia) – 4 games, 29.8 mpg, 19.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.5 spg. Read the rest of this entry »