DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Xavier's Cherwinski chosen for prestigious hoops camp

 Xavier Prep basketball player Sienna Cherwinski who will be a senior during the next school year, has been selected to participate in the 11th Basketball Without Borders Americas camp hosted by the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

The camp will be held in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, from May 16-19, 2022 and will include the top prospects from several countries.

Cherwinski was selected for this honor based on her outstanding basketball skills and leadership abilities. She will be coached by FIBA/NBA/WNBA players and coaches and will become acquainted with other players her age.

The NBA and FIBA will cover all expenses, including travel costs (airfare), accommodations, ground transportation meals and insurance for the duration of the camp. Campers will be greeted at the airport by NBA staff and will be accompanied by chaperones and security for the duration of camp.

During the camp, the players will improve on their skill development, gain strength and improve on their conditioning, along with working on life skill sessions and playing in games and other competitions. NIKE is the presenting partner for the camp and each camper will be provided with basketball shoes, uniforms and other apparel.

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