Raptors’ Ibaka, DeRozan, Siakam Headline NBA Africa Game 2018
To end the month of May, the NBA and the NBPA announced the third annual NBA Africa Game will take place on August 4 at Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria, South Africa.
Amadou Gallo Fall, the NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa made the announcement today in a press conference held in Johannesburg. The Africa Game will once again feature a similar Team Africa vs. Team World concept, with the African team composing of NBA players either born on the continent or with family ties to Africa.
Team Africa will include Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2011), Al-Farouq Aminu (Portland Trail Blazers; U.S.; parents from Nigeria), Bismack Biyombo (Orlando Magic; Democratic Republic of the Congo), Cheick Diallo (New Orleans Pelicans; Mali), Evan Fournier (Magic; France; parent from Algeria), Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors; Republic of the Congo), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (76ers; France; parent from Democratic Republic of the Congo), and Pascal Siakam (Raptors; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2012).
Team World will include DeMar DeRozan (Raptors; U.S.), Harrison Barnes (Dallas Mavericks; U.S.), Danilo Gallinari (LA Clippers; Italy; BWB Europe 2003), Rudy Gay (San Antonio Spurs; U.S.), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks; U.S.), and Hassan Whiteside (Miami Heat; U.S.).
More roster names will be announced at a later date. The coaches are yet to have be determined.