Monday, August 3, 2015

Green to participate in Africa camp

Sixers guard Willie Green will join NBA players and African natives DeSagana Diop (Senegal), Luc Mbah a Moute (Cameroon) and Hasheem Thabeet (Tanzania) in Basketball without Borders Africa.

Green to participate in Africa camp

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Willie Green, left, is heading to Africa to participate in Basketball without Borders Africa. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Willie Green, left, is heading to Africa to participate in Basketball without Borders Africa. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Sixers guard Willie Green will join NBA players and African natives DeSagana Diop (Senegal), Luc Mbah a Moute (Cameroon) and Hasheem Thabeet (Tanzania) in Basketball without Borders Africa.

The African edition of the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program will be held in Dakar, Senegal, Aug. 5 to 8.

The camp will provide Africa’s top 60 young players coaching and counseling about education and health.
“It is of particular significance that Basketball without Borders Africa is being held here in Dakar for the first time,” said Amadou Gallo Fall, vice president of development for the NBA in Africa, and a native of Senegal. “With the help of current and former NBA and FIBA players, coaches and partners, Basketball without Borders is a perfect vehicle to draw attention to important social issues while allowing us to coach and mentor the top youth basketball talent from across the African continent.”

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