basketball without borders set for senegal later this month

12:00    10 Jul 2019

The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Senegalese Basketball Federation have confirmed that Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa 2019 will be held on July 28 to 31 in Senegal.

BWB Africa 2019 will bring together the top male and female players ages 17 and under from throughout Africa to learn directly from current and former NBA and FIBA players, coaches and legends and to compete against the best young players from the continent.

BWB Africa will also include NBA Cares and Jr. NBA outreach efforts in partnership with local community organisations.

"Bringing the 17th edition of the Basketball Without Borders Africa camp to Senegal speaks to our commitment to expanding our footprint across the continent," said NBA Africa Managing Director and Basketball Africa League President, Amadou Gallo Fall.

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"With grassroots basketball development remaining at the core of our strategy to grow the game across Africa, BWB remains our flagship development and community outreach initiative where Africa's most talented youth have an opportunity to develop as players and learn important life skills they will carry with them for the rest of their lives."

BWB Africa has previously been held in South Africa (2003-2009; 2011-2015; 2017-2018), Senegal (2010) and Angola (2016).

More than 1,100 players from more than 30 African countries have participated in the NBA and FIBA's global basketball development and community outreach program, with 10 former BWB Africa campers drafted into the NBA.

This includes 2019 NBA Champion Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2012), two-time NBA All-Star Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2011), Luc Mbah a Moute (formerly of the LA Clippers; Cameroon, BWB Africa 2003) and Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves; Senegal; BWB Africa 2009).

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