NBA junior league to get Sh1 m from USA
BY WILLIAM NJUGUNA/ The government of the United States of America will inject Sh1m into the inaugural NBA Junior League starting next year.
The league, which will target teenage players across the country, will tip off early next year in a move that seeks to develop basketball stars of the future. “NBA Africa has identified Kenya as one of the five priority countries due to the passion of basketball,” said NBA Africa vice president and managing director Amadou Gallo Fall. “Since we established our office in 2010, our key pillar is social responsibility and giving back to communities which is part of driving the popularity of the game around the world. We are delighted to be working with both the United States Embassy and the Gina Din Foundation on this project,” added Fall.
NBA is already running similar competitions in eight other countries across Africa with 12 million players currently taking part.
Thirty teams will feature in the league which will follow a similar structure to the NBA.