Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics wing, to participate in NBA Africa Game


Team Africa, comprised of players born in Africa and second-generation African players, will be led by team captains Luol Deng (Los Angeles Lakers; South Sudan) and Thabo Sefolosha (most recently with the Atlanta Hawks; Switzerland; parent from South Africa).

The league announced Thursday the rosters for the August 5 exhibition in Johannesburg. They will be joined by Bismack Biyombo, Victor Oladipo, Clint Capela, Gorgui Dieng, Serge Ibaka, Emmanuel Mudiay, Dennis Schroder, Luc Mbah a Moute, Salah Mejri and Joel Embiid, although, unfortunately Embiid will not play due to an injury.

This is the second edition of the event in South Africa.

"I'm really excited to represent Team World", Nowitzki said. "I'm thankful for the opportunity to participate and look forward to leading Team Africa to a win".

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Team World will consist of Leandro Barbosa, Jaylen Brown, Wilson Chandler, DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Drummond, Courtney Lee, Kyle Lowry, CJ McCollum, Dirk Nowitzki, Kristaps Porzingis and Kemba Walker. The game is just one part of a weeks-long trip as Ujiri does his annual philanthropic work on his home continent. Alvin Gentry (Pelicans), Michael Malone (Nuggets) and Erik Spoelstra (Heat) will be accompanied by a number of assistants, including Sidney Lowe (Wizards) and Jamahl Mosley (Mavericks). "Our return to Johannesburg this summer is part of the League's continued commitment to bring the authentic NBA experience to fans around the world", said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

Two Denver Nuggets players will compete in the NBA Africa Game next month in South Africa.

This post was syndicated from Vanguard News.

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