Sadraque Nganga is the next African-born prospect to watch


Whether it’s superstars such as Giannis Antetokounmpo (Nigeria) and Joel Embiid (Cameroon) or a rising standout in Pascal Siakam (Cameroon), the presence of African-born players has never been stronger in the NBA.

More and more African-born athletes are making their way to the States for prep school and college, and many more land with major clubs in Europe. Through the efforts of programs such as Giants of Africa (run by Raptors GM Masai Ujiri) and Basketball Without Borders, the development infrastructure — key to future success — is slowly growing. National teams in Angola (Will Voigt), Uganda (George Galanopoulos) and other countries have hired coaches with professional experience to bolster skill level and understanding of the game.

With that in mind — plus the…

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