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Basketball Africa League (BAL) President Amadou Gallo Fall has stated the BAL Elevate Program will be immensely valuable to competing teams in the BAL.

The BAL Elevate is a project that assigns a player from the NBA Academy-Africa to each of the 12 teams in the BAL to aid the young individuals’ growth while contributing to the overall quality of the league. (Click highlighted text to read more on BAL Elevate)

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This year’s edition of the NBA-FIBA Africa Tournament runs from March 5 to May 28 and games are to be played in Dakar (Senegal) and Cairo (Egypt) at the initial stage and the latter stage games are to be held in Kigali, Rwanda.

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 “We believe BAL Elevate will be immensely valuable to the 12 BAL teams and to the young men from NBA Academy Africa, who are ready to contribute at the professional level alongside the best players on the continent. There is a natural synergy between the BAL and NBA Academy Africa, and this program will provide another pathway for elite African prospects to reach their potential as players and people” Fall stated.

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Six teams have been placed in the Nile Conference while six teams have been placed in the Sahara Conference. The top four teams in each conference progress to compete in Kigali.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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