Australian-Ghanaian Center Obiri Yeboah Kyei has lauded the growing ethnic diversity in Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL).

The 25 year old touched on the point of diversity in response to former NBL Coach Rob Beveridge who stated, “There are these African players that are coming through, and they are so talented”.

The NBL has a host of players from Africa competing in the league with several teams featuring players from the contingent particularly South Sudan.

Sunday Dech of Illawara Hawks, Jo Lual-Acuil (Melbourne United), Deng Acouth (South East Melbourne Phoenix) Majok Deng (Cairns Taipans) and Majok Majok (Perth Wildcats) represent a strong wave of players in the league.

Born to a Ghanaian father in Australia, Kyei who plays for Adelaide 36ers lauded the rise of Africa players in the league stating:

“There are people from different backgrounds who are playing sports now, which is awesome and really good…some of the young players coming up, there are countless African and Sudanese kids ” he said.

Kyei played at Eckerd College in the US and has played professionally in Germany and Great Britain.

Beveridge (in background)

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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