Ujiri’s extends basketball mission to six African countries
The President and General Manager of the Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri has announced that Giants of Africa will be conducting camps in six countries across Africa this summer, dedicated to supporting the growth of basketball in Africa.
The Giants of Africa camps, according to Ujiri, will hold in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda, will also host the Botswana and Senegal camps.
According to him the Senegal camp holds August 7 - 9, Ghana from August 12 14, Nigeria from 16 - 18, Kenya from August 19 - 22, Rwanda from August 23 - 25, and Botswana from August 26 - 29.
Each summer, Giants of Africa brings top international coaches to the continent to host basketball camps designed to help young African players develop athletically, establish life goals and to refine their fundamental knowledge of the game. In addition to on-court basketball skills coaching, Giants of Africa strives to foster participants’ development through life skills education. As part of the summer program, the Giants of Africa team also conducts local community outreach initiatives in each country it visits.
This year, the team will be supporting the following outreach programs across Africa - SEED. Academy and Village Pilote in Senegal.
Masai Ujiri talks to players during one of the Basketball Withiout Borders Africa projects.