Xavier College Preparatory senior Sienna Cherwinski was selected by
an NBA director to play at Basketball Without Borders 2022 in San Louis Potosi, Mexico.
Cherwinski played for Team Columbia at the camp that brought together more than 60
of the top high-school age boys and girls from throughout Latin America, Canada and
the Caribbean to learn directly from current and former NBA and FIBA players, legends,
and coaches, and compete alongside their peers from across the region.
Ten all-stars, including Cherwinski, were selected from Basketball Without Borders 2022
to play at the NBA Academy Games in Atlanta in July. New this year, the inaugural
Women’s NBA Academy Games brought together over 40 of the top high school-age
prospects from outside the U.S. to compete against each other and showcase their
skills in front of NCAA coaches and WNBA scouts.
Cherwinski, beginning her third season as Captain of Xavier’s Varsity team, said, “I
learned a lot from interacting with people from a variety of countries and backgrounds. I
experienced different playing styles, and even learned some Hindu from my teammate
Cherwinski plays point guard and shooting guard, and has been on Xavier’s Varsity
Basketball team since she was a freshman. After she graduates from college, she
hopes to continue playing basketball overseas.