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African Hoops

Basketball in AfricaAmong African sports participation, Basketball does not rank very high, yet thirteen players from the continent are currently playing the United State’s NBA (National Basketball Association).  Most of them come from West Africa: 5 from Nigeria, 3 from Senegal, and 1 from Ghana.

The NBA’s Basketball Without Boarders program has sponsored coaches and player training programs in Africa for the past eight years.  The 2010 venue was Senegal.

Next to the NBA, Africa’s own continental championships present a excellent stage to showcase the continents best hoopsters.  At the 2010 African Championships Angola defeated Ivory Coast 82-72.

AfricaBasket is a great website to follow high caliber African basketball.

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