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NBA Opens Training Centre in Senegal

A Sudanese refugee dribbles the ball during a basketball game in Cairo, Egypt September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

 

The centre is part of NBA Academy Africa, which has seen three of its graduates commit to playing at Division 1 colleges in the U.S. since it opened last year.

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“We are thrilled to open this world-class new venue in Saly for NBA Academy Africa prospects,” said Amadou Gallo Fall, the NBA’s vice president and managing director for Africa.

“This facility will provide aspiring players from across the continent with state-of-the-art courts and training equipment, under the tutelage of our NBA coaches and our world-class academic staff,” he said.

The NBA Academy Africa is operated in partnership with the SEED Project (Sports for Education and Economic Development), a non-profit organisation that uses basketball to engage youth in academic, athletic and leadership programs.

Since October 2016, NBA Academies have been launched in Australia, India, Mexico and multiple cities in China.

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