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Embiid, Bosh, Brogdon, Deng And Dieng Headline Basketball Without Borders Africa 2019 In Senegal

Embiid, Bosh, Brogdon, Deng And Dieng Headline  Basketball Without Borders Africa 2019 In Senegal

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


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