The National Basketball Association (NBA) will host 40 of the top young basketball players from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico at the Americas Team Camp Presented by Nike in Mexico City Aug. 10-13 at El Centro Nacional de Desarrollo de Talentos Deportivos y Alto Rendimiento (CNAR – National Center for Talent Development and High Performance Sports). The camp, which includes four days of intense basketball drills and competition directed by NBA players and coaches, will feature appearances by Mexico born NBA veteran Jorge Gutierrez, the Denver Nuggets’ Danilo Gallinari and the New Orleans Pelicans’ Quincy Pondexter.
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