It’s a big first in Africa. Senegal hosts the first NBA Academy Showcase organized on the continent. A meeting in which 71 young people from different academies of the North American Basketball League around the world participate. The first experience on a huge scale for Abdou Khadre Kébé, a Seed Academy resident who, like his other friends, intends to seize this opportunity.
“For most of us, it’s the first time we’re in a big stage. So, we are very excited about it and we try to give the best of ourselves. It’s a great opportunity already because it’s what gives us the opportunity to show what we’ve been working on all year. So, we give it our all to be able to make results.” says Kebe.
Africanews correspondent Wahany Sambi reports that indeed this was a very nice brood of future world basketball stars. “This NBA Academy Showcase is a golden opportunity for these young talents to catch the eye of the many scouts who have made the trip here to Saly, Senegal”. Sambo said
NBA Academy Africa is an elite basketball training center in Senegal for the top male and female prospects from throughout Africa and the first of its kind on the continent. The academy is a partnership between the NBA and SEED Project (Sports for Education and Economic Development), a non-profit organization based in Thies, Senegal, that uses basketball as a platform to engage youth in academic, athletic, and leadership programs