The first NBA school in Africa to open in Egypt

The first NBA Basketball School in Africa will open in Egypt in January 2025.

New Era Education, a Cairo-based educational services and school management firm, and NBA Africa made the news.

The NBA Basketball School will be housed in Uppingham School Cairo, in New Giza.

Amadou Gallo Fall was in France on Sunday for the Quai 54 streetball event.

The head of the Basketball Africa League reiterated the NBA’s commitment to developing African talent and expanding the game on the continent.

“We want to continue to also develop top talents on the continent through the partnership we have for example with the NBA academy we have an Elevate program that is producing elite talent,” Fall told reporters.

We want to ensure that talent remains in the league. And also attract top global talents, and we want to ensure that Africa does not just stay a place where talents are constantly reported; we want to generate value in the continent’s talents while also retaining some of them.”

The NBA Basketball School is intended for Uppingham School students ages 5 to 18. It will expand on the US league’s earlier endeavors in Cairo, such as the last three Basketball Africa League Nile Conference group stages, Jr.

Since 2017, NBA Basketball Schools have opened in Australia, Brazil, China, the Dominican Republic, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UAE, and Uruguay.

NBA Africa is an affiliate of the United States National Basketball Association (NBA).

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