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Kentucky Men’s Basketball Adds Ugonna Kingsley Onyenso

Top 25 overall prospect in 2023 will reclassify and join Wildcats in 2022-23

Ugonna Kingsley Onyenso (ooo-GAH-na ON-yen-so), an imposing frontcourt player in the 2023 class, has signed with the Kentucky men’s basketball program and will reclassify to join the 2022-23 roster. He is now the fourth first-year player to sign with the Wildcats for the upcoming season, joining Chris Livingston, Adou Thiero…

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Efe Abogidi Signs with NBA G League Ignite

NBA Academy Graduate Led Washington State in Rebounds and Blocks as a Sophomore in 2021-22

Forward Efe Abogidi, an NBA (www.NBA.com) Academy graduate and standout at Washington State, has signed with NBA G League Ignite, NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim announced. “NBA Africa offered me a platform to begin my journey, and I am so thankful for the opportunities that NBA Academy and Washington…

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2022 NBA Academy Games for Top Male and Female Prospects from Outside the U.S. to be Held Next Month in Atlanta

The NBA Academy Games is a series of exhibition games featuring top prospects from outside the U.S., including from the league’s four academies located in Australia, India, Mexico and Senegal

Series of Exhibition Games Featuring Top Male Prospects from the League’s Four Academies in Australia, India, Mexico and Senegal Will be Held at Holy Innocents Episcopal School from July 6-10; Inaugural Women’s NBA (www.NBA.com) Academy Games Will Feature Top High School-Age Prospects from Outside the U.S. Competing at the Same…

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NBA Africa and KFC Africa Announce Marketing Partnership

Basketball Fans Across Eight African Countries Will Have Opportunity to Win Tickets to Live NBA Games in the U.S. and Access Co-Branded Products and Merchandise

NBA (www.NBA.com) Africa and KFC Africa today announced a marketing partnership that will see NBA Africa and KFC Africa collaborate on a number of promotions and activations for basketball fans across eight countries on the continent:  Botswana, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania. Through the partnership, KFC Africa and NBA…

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Denver’s Nikola Jokić Wins 2021-22 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award

Serbian Center Becomes 13th Player Selected as MVP in Consecutive Seasons

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić has been named the 2021-22 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, the NBA (www.NBA.com) announced today. Download document (1): https://bit.ly/3svVqh8 This is the second Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award for Jokić, who also earned the honor last season. He becomes the 13th player to win the…

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NBA Premieres “Playoffs on NBA Lane” Globally – The Latest Short Film Celebrating the League’s 75th Anniversary Season

Featuring six NBA All-Stars and more than 20 NBA legends, broadcasters, celebrities and notable faces from around the game, “Playoffs on NBA Lane” captures the excitement, culture and history of the NBA postseason

Film Features Six NBA All-Stars: Stephen Curry, DeMar DeRozan, Luka Dončić, Joel Embiid, Darius Garland and Ja Morant; Also Starring Anthony Anderson, Marv Albert, Charles Barkley, Ludacris, Shaquille O'Neal, Issa Rae, Breanna Stewart, Ben Stiller, Chris Webber Among More Than 20 NBA (www.NBA.com) Legends, Broadcasters, Celebrities and Notable Faces from Around the Game…

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NBA Africa and Royal Bafokeng Nation Expand Long-Term Youth Development Partnership in South Africa

NBA Africa and the Royal Bafokeng Nation, through its sports development arm Royal Bafokeng Sports (RBS), announced an expansion of their youth development partnership

12th year of Royal Bafokeng jr. NBA (www.NBA.com) programme will reach more than 20,000 boys and girls from 44 schools across the Royal Bafokeng Nation and Greater Rustenburg region; Programme has reached more than 100,000 youth since 2011 through basketball development and youth engagement initiatives. NBA Africa and the Royal…

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Twelve NBA Academy Africa Prospects Join Basketball Africa League Rosters As Part Of New “BAL Elevate” Program

The inaugural BAL Elevate program will feature 12 prospects from six African countries who currently attend NBA Academy Africa

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) announced “BAL Elevate,” a new program that will see one NBA Academy Africa prospect join each of the 12 BAL teams for the league’s 2022 season tipping off Saturday, March 5. The inaugural BAL Elevate program will feature 12 prospects from six African countries who currently…

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Steph Curry Leads Team Lebron To A Win In 71st NBA All-Star Game

Curry was named the 2022 Kia NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant Most Valuable Player (MVP), making history for the most three-pointers made in an All-Star Game

Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry scored 50 points and Lakers’ LeBron James hit the game winner and Team LeBron defeated Team Durant 163-160 in the 71st NBA (www.NBA.com) All-Star Game in Cleveland, Ohio in the early hours of this morning. Curry was named the 2022 Kia NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant Most…

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NBA All-Star 2022 – Saturday Highlights

Joel Embiid (Cameroon) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (Greece, ties to Nigeria) reflected on their All-Star experience this year

Team Cavs won the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Karl-Anthony Towns took the MTN DEW 3-Point Contest and Obi Toppin claimed the AT&T Slam Dunk at State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as the NBA (www.NBA.com) All-Star 2022 continued in Cleveland yesterday. Download document (Giannis Antetokounmpo): https://bit.ly/3gY1Mj5 Download document (Joel Embiid): https://bit.ly/3LIjDZH Giannis, Alex and Thanasis…