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Head Coach of NBA side Detroit Pistons Dwane Casey has pointed out the enormous potential of players on the African continent in connection with the Basketball Africa League (BAL).

His statement comes in the wake of the official announcement of the inaugural season of the BAL on May 16; the tournament is set to end on May 30.

Pistons Coach Dwane Casey

All games in the NBA-FIBA Africa competition are to be played at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda with 12 teams representing 12 nations on the continent set to compete for the title.

Set to be a direct avenue for players on the continent to the world’s biggest basketball league-the NBA-many have highlighted the enormous benefits of the competition including Casey.

Morocco’s AS Sale (Red) and Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers have qualified to compete in the BAL.

“I spent so much time in Africa, different parts, with different coaches from Africa. There are too many resources, too many great young players there to teach and grow throughout the continent” the former NBA Coach of the Year winner said.

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The BAL was originally scheduled to commence in 2020 but the COVID 19 pandemic forced organizers to push the start date back.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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