Jollo Go lone Filipino player invited to join Global Camp in NBA All-Star weekend
Jollo Go will get the chance to be trained by NBA players and play with players from 23 other countries in the first-ever Basketball Without Borders Global Camp. Photo from 

JOLLO Go has been invited to join a pool of 39 players from 23 countries who will join the first-ever Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp to be held during the NBA All-Star Weekend in New York City.

Go will be the lone Filipino attending the camp that will have NBA international players Danilo Gallinari of the Denver Nuggets, Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Tiago Splitter of the San Antonio Spurs as trainers.

The high school standout from Hope Christian High School Go will join campers aged 16 to 18 from Angola, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mali, New Zealand, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, and Tunisia.

Go is a former member of the Batang Gilas Philippine national youth team, who recently committed to play for De La Salle University in the UAAP.

The BWB, the NBA and Fiba's global basketball development program, will be held in the US for the first time with the Global Camp, which will now become an All-Star tradition, scheduled to be staged from February 13 to 15 in Baruch College in Manhattan.

The campers will have a chance to improve on their skills including movement efficiency, athletic performance training, positional skill work, 5-on-5 games, and shooting/skills competitions.

The daily shooting competitions will have campers divided into four regional teams, with the winning region being crowned as the shooting champion.

A BWB Global Camp MVP will also be named at the end of the event.

The campers are likewise attending the entire All-Star festivities including the All-Star Saturday night and the 64th NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden.

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