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Summer break sees NBA stars in Africa; young players Rise, down south

Summer break sees NBA stars in Africa; young players Rise, down south

SILALEI SHANI IT'S the northern summertime break, which means that some of the world's biggest names in basketball follow a growing tradition and head "home" to Africa. Currently, that means the likes of Wenyen Gabriel (South Sudan), Precious Achiuwa (Nigeria) and even American NBA stars like the Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler - who went to Guinea Bissau - and the Indiana Pacers Myles Turner - experiencing his first trip to Africa (Tanzania) - have begun crisscrossing the continent. Often these big names get busy with foundational and basketball development work during these travels. The WNBA’s Chicago Sky Center, Astou Ndour,…
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