NBA Africa academy to open in Senegal

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The US National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced it will open its first African training academy in Senegal early next year.

Mr Fall said that those who don't make it to the NBA would have other avenues, such as "other great leagues around the world, including the NBA development league or in US universities".

He said that 14 African-born players on the NBA opening roster this year had come from the NBA's grassroots program, Basket Without Borders, including Senegal's Gorgui Dieng and Cameroon's Pascal Siakam.

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