South Africa's basketball community

Johannesburg to Host Basketball Experience for Top High School Players

By on April 17, 2011 in News

Since the beginning Africa has been a huge target for the adidas grassroots projects.Three players that are currently playing the NBA have grown up using our program todevelop and get exposure for the highest level of competition.Milwaukee Buck’s Luc Richard Mbah a Moute from Cameroon andWashington Wizards Hamady N’diaye from Senegal are good examples of adidasvalues and work ethic. But none of them symbolizes more the adidas Nations projectthan Okhlahoma Thunder’s Serge Ibaka from RD Congo. Serge ibaka opened everybody’seyes on the African huge talent, and its natural ‘giving back’ approach with younger kids.He was discovered at the camp and was picked in the first round of the NBA draft the following year.

Emmanuel Mavomo,  Developer of African Basketball Community —  announced the roster for the  annual adidas Nations Africa, the premier international grassroots basketball program. adidas Nations will take place at the University of Johannesburg, soweto campus  June 15-18, with a High profile Exhibition game opposing African pro International to the South african National team, June 18 at 4:30 p.m. @ the Arena of the University of Johannesburg, soweto campus.

The  elite 18-and-under players from six  African teams including DR Congo, Cameroun, Angola, Mozambique, Rwanda and South Africa, will train and compete in the prestigious annual program. Current NBA players, highly esteemed NBA veterans and collegiate players join the global program as head coaches, mentors and camp counselors.

NBA players Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma Thunders), Luc Richard Mbah Hamoute (Milwaukee Bucks), Hamady N’diaye (Washington Wizzards), along with Europeans pros such as Yohann Sangare, Karim Ouatara, to name a few  will counsel and mentor players throughout the weekend. Former players and head coaches  will act as  head coaches.

A pre-selection campaign  launched throughout the participating countries has began  on april 16th in Yaounde , and schedule  April 23rd in Luanda,  May 7th in Kigali and May 8th in Maputo.

adidas Nations emphasizes adidas’ core belief that success in the game of basketball comes from playing as a team. The multi-faceted international curriculum includes expert training and strategy tips, comprehensive workout sessions and scrimmages. Off-court elements essential to all athletes’ success, such as nutritional education, global interactions, leadership and philanthropy, are woven into the program’s agenda. Athletes’ Performance, the leader in sports training, directs and engages the participating players through advanced programs to supplement their on-court training and provide them training tools for their future basketball careers at the collegiate and professional level.

The culmination of adidas Nations will feature a championship and the opportunity for the elite players to represent Africa at the adidas nations global experience in Los Angeles in August 2011

General admission tickets are available for R40 at or by calling 0027827610641.

Giving Back International, a french based NPO  together with Trace Tv will end this philanthropic youth week by hosting a fund-raiser Gala dinner  for the Desmond Tutu foundation  on June 18th at the Hyatt Regency in Rosebank, Johannesburg

For more details please contact:

Sybil Ferere
ABC Public Relations

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    HELLO My name is MUTALE GERARD KONSOLO from Zambia and i would love to be part of the camp.I love playing basketball and play for a team named NAPSA HURRICANES as a forward.So you can email me at or My contact number which is +260978218136.YOUR HELP WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

  2. Odur Edwin says:

    how abt uganda we have guys who are really talented but have no exposure so if u can put us on the list of the we would appreciate this is ODUR EDWIN you can call me on my number +256702575954.