From left to right-Noah, Pops, Mahinmi Photo Courtesy: BAL can report a trio of former NBA players who double as Ambassadors of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) has visited the SEED Academy in Senegal.

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Joakim Noah, Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Ian Mahinmi paid a visit to the SEED Academy in Theis, Senegal and spent time with young individuals at the student-athlete academy.

Pops, Noah, Mahinmi Photo Courtesy: BAL

This visit comes ahead of the start of the 2022 BAL that is set to have games involving 12 Basketball teams from various African countries played in Senegal, Egypt and Rwanda.

Noah, Mensah-Bonsu and Mahinmi are of African descent despite playing internationally for European countries. Noah is of Cameroonian descent, while Mahinmi is of Beninese descent and Pops is of Ghanaian descent.

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Earlier this month, Noah visited Cameroon side FAP during a training session with the team preparing to compete in the BAL’s Nile Conference in April. The 2022 BAL runs from March 5 to May 28.

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Mahinmi played for Washington Wizards and won the 2011 NBA title with Dallas Mavericks, Noah played notably for Chicago Bulls while Pops played for Mavericks and Toronto Raptors.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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