First NBA Basketball School in Africa to Launch in Egypt

NBA Africa and New Era Education, a Cairo-based provider of educational services and school management, announced that Egypt will host Africa’s first NBA Basketball school in January 2025.

The NBA Basketball School will be located in Uppingham School Cairo in New Giza. Amadou Gallo Fall, president of the Basketball Africa League, underlined the NBA’s commitment to developing African players and expanding the sport across the continent.

He went on: “We want to continue to also develop top talents on the continent through the partnership we have for example with the NBA academy we have an Elevate program that is producing elite talent.”

“We want to ensure that the talents remain in the league. According to Africa News, Fall aims to attract top global talent and generate value in African talent while retaining some on the continent.

The NBA Basketball School is designed for children ages 5 to 18 at Uppingham School. The year-round, tuition-based basketball development program will include on-court instruction, skill development, and basketball education for all ability levels, according to the release.

The U.S. league’s previous presence in Cairo, including the last three Basketball Africa League Nile Conference group stages, will be expanded.

“The launch of Africa’s first NBA Basketball School is a significant milestone in our continued efforts to grow the game in Egypt and across the continent,” said Mohamed Abdel-motaleb Soliman, Head of NBA Egypt.”This landmark initiative will provide Uppingham School Cairo students with the opportunity to learn the game the right way and progress their development under the guidance of NBA-selected coaches.”

Since 2017, NBA Basketball Schools have been built in countries like Australia, Brazil, China, the Dominican Republic, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Uruguay.

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