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The NBA Academy Africa team participated in the Stage 2 of the European Youth Basketball League international tournament hosted in Hungary from January 11-12.
Having emerged undefeated in the Stage 1 that took place last November, the Academy team defeated London United (United Kingdom), Independents Basket (France), Ratberger Academy (Hungary) and TTU Basketball Academy (Estonia) in the Stage 2 of the competition, going unbeaten again.
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The NBA Academy Africa not only got crowned Champions of the tournament, but Nelly Junior Joseph from Nigeria was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
Since The NBA Academy Africa opened in May 2017, 24 elite male prospects, aged 14-20 have received scholarships and training after scouting programs conducted with local federations across the continent, while three NBA Academy Africa graduates have gone on to commit to NCAA Division 1 schools, namely Patrick Mwanmba of Congo Democratic Republic with the University of Texas and Timothy Ighoefe of Nigeria committed to Georgetown University.
The Academy has participated in international tournaments and exhibition games in Australia, the continent of Europe and the United States.