FORMER Reading Rockets player Matthew Marsh was selected among the top male and female players aged 17 and under from throughout Europe to take part in the 18th annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Europe Camp.

Marsh, 17, attended John Madejski Academy when he won a scholarship with FC Barcelona Basketball Club in 2018, becoming the first ever basketball player from Great Britain to be offered a scholarship with the Spanish club.

The BWB Europe camp, which ended yesterday (Wednesday) having started last Sunday, was organised by the NBA, FIBA and the Latvia Basketball Association and was held in Riga, Latvia, at the Elektrum Olympic Center.

It featured a number of current and former NBA and WNBA players including Latvian players Kristaps Porziņģis (Dallas Mavericks) and Dairis Bertāns (New Orleans Pelicans) as well as Sam Dekker (Washington Wizards) and Jonathan Isaac (Orlando Magic).

Former WNBA players Anete Jekabsone (Latvia) and Raffaela Masciadri (Italy), along with former Latvian National Team Captain Gunta Basko also took part in the camp.

Head coach Rick Carlisle (Dallas Mavericks), current NBA assistant coaches Josh Longstaff (Milwaukee Bucks), Jamahl Mosley (Dallas Mavericks) and Pablo Prigioni (Brooklyn Nets), as well as NBA player development coach Michael Ruffin (New Orleans Pelicans) served as BWB Europe coaches.