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NBA Africa Game returns to Mzansi in August

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NBA Africa Game returns to Mzansi in August

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced the second NBA Africa Game which will take place in August 2017.

This year’s game will take place on Saturday, 05 August at the Ticketpro Dome.

The game, which will take place following the 15th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa, will once again feature a Team Africa vs. Team World format and will be played in support of UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOS Children’s Villages South Africa (SOSCVSA). Team Africa will be comprised of players from Africa and second generation African players, and Team World will be comprised of players from the rest of the world.

Biyombo, the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and a member of Team Africa in NBA Africa Game 2015, will join 2015-16 NBA All-Rookie Second Team member Mudiay on Team Africa.  McCollum, the 2015-16 Kia NBA Most Improved Player, will play for Team World.Full rosters of players, coaches and legends, along with ticket information will be announced at a later date.

 

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