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Africa’s basketball talent is being snapped up, causing concern

Africa’s basketball talent is being snapped up, causing concern

THERE are currently 13 African players in the NBA and 40 with one African-born parent. That's a major advance from the days of the first African NBA stars, including legendary players like Manute Bol and Hakeem Olajuwon and in recent years, Africa has become a major hunting ground for top talent. While African players are being recruited to play in the West as early as in their mid-teens, thanks to a plethora of international camps on the continent, the expectation has been that they would honour their lineage by eventually playing for their African national team. Not so for Philadephia…
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