WNBA Players, Coaches to Lead Top African Prospects at Fourth NBA Academy Women’s Camp Africa in Senegal

* The 2022 NBA Academy Women’s Camp Africa will bring together 25 of the top female prospects from 11 African countries to learn directly from current


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WNBA Players, Coaches to Lead Top African Prospects at Fourth NBA Academy Women’s Camp Africa in Senegal


The 2022 NBA Academy Women’s Camp Africa will bring together 25 of the top female prospects from 11 African countries to learn directly from current and former WNBA players and coaches

 

 

NBA, Africa today announced that the fourth NBA Academy Women’s Camp Africa will take place from Monday, Dec. 5 – Thursday, Dec. 8 at NBA Academy Africa, an elite basketball training center in Saly, Senegal for the top high-school age prospects from across the continent.

The 2022 NBA Academy Women’s Camp Africa will bring together 25 of the top female prospects from 11 African countries to learn directly from current and former WNBA players and coaches, including Seattle Storm head coach and 2021 WNBA Commissioner’s Cup winner Noelle Quinn (U.S.), 2005 WNBA champion Hamchetou Maïga-Ba (Mali), two-time WNBA champion Taj McWilliams-Franklin (U.S.), 2003 WNBA champion Astou Ndiaye (Senegal), 2021 WNBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Arike Ogunbowale (Dallas Wings; U.S.; ties to Nigeria), and 2017 WNBA All-Star Jasmine Thomas (Connecticut Sun; U.S.).  The campers and coaches will also participate in life skills programming and leadership development sessions.

“In just a few years, the NBA Academy Women’s Program has helped identify and develop some of the best female prospects in the world, many of whom have gone on to attend NCAA Division 1 schools,” said two-time WNBA champion and NBA Elite Basketball Women’s Operations Lead Monica Rogers. “We look forward to building on that success with our fourth NBA Academy Women’s Program camp in Senegal as part of our continued efforts to make basketball more accessible in Africa and provide a predicable pathway for African youth to learn the game and maximize their potential.”

Launched in 2018, the NBA Academy Women’s Program is a series of basketball development camps for top female athletes from outside the U.S. at the league’s academies in Australia, India, Mexico and Senegal. The three previous NBA Academy Women’s Camps Africa were held at NBA Academy Africa in May 2018, November 2018 and November 2019.  Eight former NBA Academy Women’s Camp Africa participants have committed to or gone on to attend NCAA Division I schools in the U.S. 

The following is a complete list of players participating in the 2022 NBA Academy Women’s Camp Africa (roster subject to change):

First Name
 

Last Name
 

Country
 

Marie Ann
 
Dakuyo
 
Burkina Faso
 
Gisele
 
Kipo
 
Cameroon
 
Hannah
 
Dibadjou
 
Cameroon
 
Injy
 
El Ghayesh
 
Egypt
 
Malak
 
Elalfy
 
Egypt
 
Salma
 
Khedr
 
Egypt
 
Murielle
 
Ramahatra
 
Madagascar
 
Rakotonanahary
 
Joani
 
Madagascar
 
Fatoumata
 
Samake
 
Mali
 
Aya
 
El Kallali
 
Morocco
 
Albertina
 
Matsinhe
 
Mozambique
 
Lurdes
 
Bata
 
Mozambique
 
Shanaya
 
Matusse
 
Mozambique
 
Ayah
 
James
 
Nigeria
 
Bright
 
Eze
 
Nigeria
 
Franca
 
Iyamah
 
Nigeria
 
Patience
 
John
 
Nigeria
 
Adja Hinedou
 
Ndiaye
 
Senegal
 
Die
 
Diop
 
Senegal
 
Fatou
 
Correa
 
Senegal
 
Ndickou Matar
 
Diop
 
Senegal
 
Penda
 
Dieng
 
Senegal
 
Seynabou
 
Mbaye
 
Senegal
 
Reatlegile
 
Taukobong
 
South Africa
 
Arwa
 
Ghorbel
 
Tunisia
 

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of National Basketball Association (NBA).


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