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Top African prospects for NBA Academy women’s amp



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The National Basketball Association, NBA Africa, announced yesterday that the fourth NBA Academy Africa Women’s Camp will take place from Monday, December 5 to Thursday, December 8 at NBA Academy Africa, an elite basketball training facility in Saly , Senegal, for the best high school-age prospects from across the continent.

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This year’s women’s camp will bring together 25 of the top prospects from 11 African countries to learn directly from current and former WNBA players and coaches, including the head coach of the Seattle Storm and WNBA Commissioner’s Cup winner.

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2021 Noelle Quinn (USA), the 2005 WNBA Champion Hamchetou Maïga-Ba (Mali), the two-time WNBA Champion Taj McWilliams-Franklin (USA), the 2003 WNBA Champion Astou Ndiaye (Senegal), 2021 WNBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Arike Ogunbowale (Dallas Wings; USA) and 2017 WNBA All-Star Jasmine Thomas (Connecticut Sun; USA).

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Campers and coaches will also participate in life skills programs and leadership development sessions.

“In just a few years, the NBA Academy Women’s Program has helped identify and develop some of the best female prospects in the world, many of whom have attended NCAA Division 1 schools,” said the two-time WNBA and NBA Elite champion.

Monica Rogers, director of women’s basketball operations.

“We look forward to building on that success with our fourth NBA Academy Women’s Program camp in Senegal as part of our ongoing efforts to make basketball more accessible in Africa and provide a predictable path for young Africans to learn the game.

and maximize their potential.

Launched in 2018, the NBA Academy Women’s Program is a series of basketball development camps for top athletes from outside the US at league academies in Australia, India, Mexico and Senegal.

The previous three NBA Academy Africa Women’s Camps were held at NBA Academy Africa in May 2018, November 2018 and November 2019.

Eight former NBA Academy Africa Women’s Camp participants committed to or attended the schools NCAA Division I USA Representatives Ayah James, Bright Eze, Franca Iyamah and Patience John from Nigeria would join their counterparts from across Africa for this year’s camp experience.

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