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Twelve African Nations To Be Represented In Junior NBA Inaugural World Championship

It is just nine days left in the count down to the inaugural edition of the Jr NBA World Championship.

It is just nine days left in the count down to the inaugural edition of the Jr NBA World Championship.

It is going to be the biggest global youth basketball tournament where the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around the world will be showcasing their talents at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando from August 7-12.

The inaugural event will bring together the top 32 boys and girls teams (16 U.S. and 16 international) that advanced from regional competitions or were selected from Jr. NBA Leagues, camps and clinics earlier this year.  The 16 international teams (eight boys and eight girls teams) represent Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Europe, India, Mexico and South America.

The tournament will begin with round-robin play and continue with single-eliminations competition. The winners of the U.S. and international brackets will play in the World Championship games on Aug. 12.

It is on doubt that the United States is going to dominate as it continues to lead in NBA. At Ducor Sports, our focus is on Africa’s representative. 19 youth players (boys and girls) from 12 African countries will travel to Orlando to participate in the tournament.

On the continental scene, African teams (U16 and U17) have over the years delivered outstanding performances, but failed to prove their strength at the global stage as a team. Individual players sometimes become outstanding at some global tournaments.

Now that the best individual players (boys and girls) from 12 African nations have been selected to represent the continent at the biggest youth basketball competition, the entire continent will be watching to see how it goes.

List of players representing Africa & Middle East Team in the first Jr. NBA World Championships (rosters are subject to change):


Last Name First Name Country
Ndiaye Ndate Senegal
Ahmed Radwan Farida Khaled Hassan Egypt
Malonga Dominique Line Cameroon
Abdeltawad Nora Mohammed Tallat Egypt
Mwanza Melissa Chipo Zimbabwe
Mansour Amar Mohamed Ziad Lebanon
Oageng Mmakgotso Annastacia South Africa
Kamgain Sandrine Whitney Chouamo Cameroon
Adahe Germaine Assemian Côte d’Ivoire
Traore Kadidia Mali



Last Name First Name Country
Rutatika Sano Dick Rwanda
Moumine Marouf Cameroon
Maiga Mohamed Mali
Nguimbi Fray Dieud Republic of Congo
Soliman Eshakery Belal Mohamed Egypt
Quanqom Youssef Soulaymane Morocco
Khemiri Mohamed Khalil Tunisia
Ly Babacar Djiby Senegal
Rtail Karim Hussein Lebanon
Said Nkene F Michel Cameroon
Adeola Adekunle Emmanuel Nigeria


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