Monday, February 26, 2024

Basketball

BAQE, BAKO, BALL’N, this is basketball as you’ve never seen it before. News, features, analysis, live events, BAL, national leagues, FIBA news, all from An African Angle. Here on SPNAfrica News and at with video and Live coverage, curated by SILALEI SHANI, on SPNAfrica.com

NBA Africa’s first original docu-series “Born & Bred” premieres on the NBA app

NBA Africa has launched an inspiring documentary series that showcases the remarkable journeys of five promising NBA prospects. These young athletes share their stories, with insights from their families, friends, and coaches. Through this on-App series, viewers can witness...

South Africa to host ‘Kalahari Conference’ of the BAL – African basketball round-up

This month’s basketball news roundup includes: KPA going undefeated in the revamped FIBA Africa Women’s Championship Cup qualifiers and reclaiming the title, Stephane Konate retires at 43 after an illustrious career, among others. Silalei Shani, bird story agency For the first...

15 African players in the 2023/24 NBA

Africa's representation in the NBA continues to rise, both in terms of numbers of players and earning power. 15 African players and 35 players with African roots will participate in the new season. Bonface Orucho, bird story agency The 2023/24 NBA...

The World of African Basketball: Joel Embiid finally announces which flag he’ll play for...

Former Kenya women's basketball team captain and international commentator Silalei Shani provides all the latest moves and grooves in this week's The World of African Basketball. by Silalei Shani, bird story agency After applying for American citizenship in a move that...

African Basketball News: Senegal season wraps, South Sudan ranked top in Africa and Mills...

Coach Mamadou Gueye leads AS Douanes to another championship against Jeanne D’Arc, South Sudan is number one in the latest FIBA Men’s World ranking after their maiden outing and Liz Mills and Jeff Sparrow combine to take over Bangui...

ESPN’s Colin Udoh on Africa’s chances at the 2023 FIBA World Cup

With the FIBA Basketball World Cup due to start later in August, bird story agency's Silalei Shani got to ask seasoned ESPN sports journalist Colin Udoh what his predictions are for the tournament. Here, he shares his answers. by Silalei...

NBA upgrades Alexandra Basketball courts

The Alexandra Township in Johannesburg benefitted from the Basketball without Borders weekend as the NBA unveiled four newly renovated courts as part of the community outreach  Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa continued at the American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ)...

“Magical Mali” experience winning spell at the FIBA U-19 Women’s World Cup; East Africa’s...

With all eyes on the football Women's World Cup, the young women of Mali have experienced a fairy tale run in another World Cup event - the semi-finals of the U-19 basketball World Cup - after ousting Australia. In...

Bam Adebayo, Jonathan Kuminga, Darius Garland, Jalen Suggs to Coach top prospects at Basketball...

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced 80 of the top high-school-age prospects from across Africa who will participate in the 19th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa, which will be held Friday,...

NBA Africa and Africa Development Solutions unveil Solar powered Courts in DR Congo

The legendary Basketball court at Limete 7eme in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is wearing a new look thanks to a new initiative by NBA Africa and Groupe Africa Development Solutions (ADS), a multinational company that designs and implements creative...
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