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Masai To Host Kids Basketball In Four African Countries

Posted: Jul 8, 2015 at 12:25 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Masai Ujiri and Giants of Africa (GOA) announced on Tuesday that he would hold camps in four African countries; Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and /rwanda; this summer for the first time.

Celebrating its 12th year supporting the growth of basketball in Africa, Giants of Africa will be expanding its camps from Nigeria and Kenya to include Ghana and Rwanda. Camps will be held in Nigeria from August 3-5, Ghana from August 7-9, Kenya from August 10 -12 and Rwanda from August 13-15.

The camps ?bring together top coaches from across the country to help run the sessions and is designed to help young basketball players develop athletically, achieve life goals and become better players. In addition to on-court basketball skills development, Giants of Africa strives to help foster participants via life skills support and local community outreach initiatives. ?

“Running the Giants of Africa camps every year has become very important to us,” said Ujiri. “We have to give back and encourage the youth. While we all want to do well in our daily jobs, we must never forget what got us here. Using basketball to educate and develop African youth is just the beginning of what needs to be accomplished. Coaching the coaches and building infrastructure is key for the growth of the game on the continent.  These kids are motivated, aspire to learn and continue to work hard. It is a responsibility for us to inspire them to keep aiming high by providing them opportunities to grow.”

Since the Giants of Africa camps began more than 100 camp attendees have moved on to high school or university in the United States, with around 20 now playing professionally in Europe.