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    07/19/19

    17th Basketball Without Borders Africa Camp Will Bring Together Top 60 Boys and Girls Ages 17 and Under from 29 African Countries

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 19, 2019/ -- The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Senegalese Basketball Federation today announced the top 60 boys and girls ages 17 and under from 29 African countries who will participate in the 17th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa when the camp returns to Senegal from Sunday, July 28 – Wednesday, July 31.

    BWB, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program, will be held at The NBA Academy Africa in Saly (https://on.nba.com/2JpIsvf) on July 28 and at Dakar Arena from July 29-31, with NIKE serving as the official partner.

    The campers will be coached by former and current NBA players, including two-time NBA All-Star Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2011), two-time NBA Champion Chris Bosh (U.S.), 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon (Indiana Pacers; U.S.), two-time NBA All-Star Luol Deng (most recently with the Minnesota Timberwolves; South Sudan), Ed Davis (most recently with the Brooklyn Nets; U.S.), Gorgui Dieng (Timberwolves; Senegal; BWB Africa 2009), Luc Mbah a Moute (most recently with the LA Clippers; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2003), Tacko Fall (Boston Celtics; Senegal), Makhtar Ndiaye (former NBA player; Senegal), Boniface Ndong (former NBA player; Senegal) and NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

    Joining the NBA players will be 2003 WNBA Champion and NBA Academy Africa Associate Technical Director, Astou Ndiaye (Senegal); Mozambique basketball legend and former WNBA player, Clarisse Machanguana (Mozambique); former NBA player and Philadelphia 76ers General Manager, Elton Brand (U.S.); former NBA player and Capital City Go-Go General Manager, Pops Mensah-Bonsu (UK/Ghana); and former NBA player and 76ers Technical Scout, Ruben Boumtje Boumtje (Cameroon).

    NBA head coaches Kenny Atkinson (Nets), Doc Rivers (Clippers) and David Fizdale (New York Knicks), and current NBA assistant coaches DeSagana Diop (Utah Jazz; Senegal), B.J. Johnson (Houston Rockets), Vince Legarza (Jazz), Patrick Mutombo (Toronto Raptors) and Miles Simon (LA Lakers), will also serve as BWB Africa 2019 coaches. Raptors President Masai Ujiri (Nigeria) and World Association of Basketball Coaches President and FIBA Technical Commission Chair Patrick Hunt (Australia) will be the camp directors. A number of NBA front office personnel will also participate.

    Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities, including movement efficiency, positional skill development, shooting and skills competitions, 5-on-5 games, and daily life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication. One boy and one girl will be named BWB Africa Camp Most Valuable Players at the conclusion of the camp.

    NIKE, a global partner of BWB since 2002, will outfit the campers and coaches with NIKE apparel and footwear.

    Through NBA Cares and the Jr. NBA, BWB Africa community outreach efforts in Senegal will use the power of sport to promote cultural understanding while teaching the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle and values of the game like teamwork, integrity and respect. In partnership with BWB Africa’s longstanding partner Hoops 4 Hope, campers, players, and coaches will take part in two interactive life skills seminars designed to teach leadership and communication skills and share information about HIV/AIDS prevention.

    Highlighting the week’s community efforts, the NBA and SEED Project will host a dedication ceremony for two newly refurbished courts in the Ndiareme Limamoulaye district of Guediawaye in Dakar on Monday, July 29, as well as basketball clinics for local boys and girls. In addition, a group will visit the S.O.S. Children’s Villages in Dakar to tour the facilities and participate in a variety of activities with children and families living there.

    The NBA and FIBA have staged 59 BWB camps in 38 cities in 30 countries on six continents. BWB has hosted more than 3,500 participants from 129 countries and territories. More than 290 current and former NBA and WNBA players have joined more than 240 NBA team personnel from all 30 NBA teams, with 68 former BWB campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents.

    The following is a complete list of players participating in the 17th BWB Africa Camp:

    GIRLS ROSTER:

    Last Name

    First Name

    Country

    Goncalves

    Tcheuzia

    Angola

    Delgado

    Paula

    Cape Verde

    Essome Amana

    Karel Vanessa

    Cameroon

    Lukusa Enkawa

    Mabelle

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Nasr

    Zeina

    Egypt

    Edan Aworet

    Ilris

    Gabon

    Touré

    Khadija

    Ivory Coast

    Desiree Konan

    Affoue Emmanuella  

    Ivory Coast

    Matshine

    Doris

    Mozambique

    Tamele

    Tania

    Mozambique

    Fredricks

    Victory

    Nigeria

    Funke Zaccheaus

    Oluwatunmise

    Nigeria

    Oladipupo

    Opeyemi Balkis

    Nigeria

    Sifa

    Ineza

    Rwanda

    Tal

    Aminata

    Senegal

    Dieng

    Fatou

    Senegal

    Diop

    Mareme

    Senegal

    Diatta

    Bineta

    Senegal

    Apoudjak

    Yasmine

    Togo

    Aharh 

    Nougan Reana

    Togo

    BOYS ROSTER:

    Last Name

    First Name

    Country

    Anis

    Ghouar Mohamed

    Algeria

    Seibou Aborney-Calavi

    Arzika Meyaki

    Benin

    Zoungrana

    Ezzedine Steve Makieti

    Burkina Faso

    Simo

    Ngoufanke Anthony

    Cameroon

    Herve Junior

    Dzukam Kenmou

    Cameroon

    Ngopot

    Jerry Dieu Beni

    Central African Republic

    Outmane

    Oumar Abakar

    Chad

    Numbi

    Mike Matunga

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Ngalamulume

    Jonathan Kalonji

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Abdelaty Abdalatib

    Mohab Yasser

    Egypt

    Ehab

    Yehya

    Egypt

    Abdalaty Abdallatif

    Mohab Yasser

    Egypt

    Ndoh Mapangou

    Andy Paul Darel

    Gabon

    Adamu

    Muazibini Jabal

    Ghana

    Sylla

    Thierno Mamoudou

    Guinea

    Doua

    Christ

    Ivory Coast

    Okeyo

    Ricky Omondi

    Kenya

    Heritiana

    Safidy

    Madagascar

    Diop

    Mamoudou

    Mali

    Hamza

    Ghoulial

    Morocco

    Magagule

    Mucombo Samuel

    Mozambique

    Ojianwuna

    Joshua

    Nigeria

    Ariybi

    Oluwatobi Samuel

    Nigeria

    Abodunrin

    Olusola John

    Nigeria

    Okpene

    Emmanuel Eneji

    Nigeria

    Shabakuru

    David

    Rwanda

    Faye

    Babacar

    Senegal

    Dieng

    Khadim

    Senegal

    Mboup

    Moustapha

    Senegal

    Sow

    Cheick

    Senegal

    Lombie

    Henry Tilima James

    Sierra Leone

    Ozabor

    Joshua Eromosele

    South Africa

    Oelofse

    Jan-Cloete

    South Africa

    Deng

    Deng Dhieu Kuac

    South Sudan

    Jok

    Alier Kuol Alier

    South Sudan

    Dielic

    Marial Mayom Malek

    South Sudan

    Maiga

    Daudi Zabion

    Tanzania

    Ben Zakour

    Ahmed Rayen

    Tunisia

    Medini

    Mohamed Youssef

    Tunisia

    Gumbo

    Nyasha Joseph

    Zimbabwe



    Distributed by APO Group on behalf of National Basketball Association (NBA).

    Media Contact:
    Pawel Weszka
    NBA Africa
    +27 10 007 2666
    pweszka@nba.com

    SOURCE
    National Basketball Association (NBA)

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