Luol deng is the global ambassador for basketball africa league
Luol deng is the global ambassador for basketball africa league

Johannesburg, South Africa, February 11, 2020 – The African Basketball League (BAL) today named two NBA All-Stars and the Olympic Luol Den in 2012 as BAL Global Ambassadors.

After 15 years of retiring from a career in the NBA, Deng will help develop BAL profiles in Africa and around the world, while inspiring young Africans through basketball.

I am honored to represent BAL as a world league ambassador. As we begin, we will follow some of the best club teams in Africa and hope to help BAL expand its presence worldwide.

Deng is twice the NBA All-Star (2012, 2013). He was the winner of the 2007 NBA Sportsmanship Award and was named to the First NBA All-Rookie 2005 Team.

Luol deng is the global ambassador for basketball africa league
Luol deng is the global ambassador for basketball africa league

Deng is a member of the United Kingdom national team at the London 2012 Olympic Games and was the captain of Team Africa at the NBA Africa Games in 2015 and 2017.

He was elected president of the Basketball Federation of South Sudan in November 2019.
The first regular-season of BAL will take place in Cairo (Egypt), Dakar (Senegal), Lagos (Nigeria), Luanda (Angola), Rabat (Morocco) and Monastir (Tunisia).

Kigali (Rwanda) will host the first qualifier and final of BAL. The Nike and Jordan brands will be exclusive adjusters for the new Pro League.

The details of the BAL will be announced shortly.

About BAL
BAL is based on the basis of FIBA ​​club competitions in Africa and marks the first collaboration of the NBA, which operates the league outside of North America.

The first regular-season of BAL will take place in Cairo (Egypt), Dakar (Senegal), Lagos (Nigeria), Luanda (Angola), Rabat (Morocco) and Monastir (Tunisia).

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Kigali (Rwanda) will host the first qualifier and final of BAL. The Nike and Jordan brands will be exclusive adjusters for the new Pro League.

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