The first Jr. NBA League in Cameroon

Cameroonian National Basketball Association (NBA) star Luc Richard Mbah A Moute is back home in Cameroon with Sports Envoys NBA and WNBA stars Charlie Bell and Astou Ndiaye, an American who is a native of Senegal. National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women’s NBA stars are visiting Yaounde from September 5 through 9, 2016 for a series of youth sports community outreach programs in partnership with the Ministry of Sports and the Cameroonian Basketball Federation (FECA Basket). Their visit underscores the partnership between the United States of America and the Republic of Cameroon to promote youth empowerment and education through sports.

 

The inaugural season of the Jr. NBA Yaounde League, a school-based basketball program for boys and girls ages 10-14, have played over six weeks and concluded during the US Sports Envoy in Cameroon September 5-9 with former NBA and WNBA players in attendance. The league features 30 teams from schools across Yaounde competing in Eastern and Western Conferences, with each school representing one of the 30 NBA teams and receiving corresponding NBA team-branded T-shirts for their games. The top eight teams from each conference will qualify for the playoffs and the two conference winners went on to face each other in the final September 7.

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