Africa’s top prospects tour Europe, showcase NBA’s commitment to elite student-athletes

A talented team of prospects from NBA Academy Africa recently concluded a tour of Europe, spending time in Paris and Prague.

Participating in training sessions, playing games against local teams, and visiting cultural sites and attractions, the tour showcased the National Basketball Association’s and SEED Project’s (Sports for Education and Economic Development, a non-profit organization based in Thies, Senegal) commitment to use basketball as a platform to civically engage youth in academic, athletic, leadership, and diplomacy.

“The NBA Academy Africa European tour is part of the NBA Academies’ holistic, 360-degree approach to player development,” said NBA Vice President, International Basketball Operations & Head of Elite Basketball, Brooks Meek.

“Not only will our academy athletes improve by playing against elite competition, they’ll also learn invaluable life skills by traveling internationally and being immersed in different cultures.”

“This trip will be instrumental in the development of NBA Academy Africa prospects on and off the court,” said Meek.

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