Basketball youngstersin for a treat

Peter Sehlapelo and Halick Moosa are among the seven promising South African basketballers who will take part in Basketball Without Borders this week, starting tomorrow.

Peter Sehlapelo and Halick Moosa are among the seven promising South African basketballers who will take part in Basketball Without Borders this week, starting tomorrow.

The other youngsters who will rub shoulders with some of the world's basketball greats are Mlungisi Austin, Justin Paton, Lazarus Duke, Tshegofatso Modise and Xolani Mchunu.

Sixty youngsters across the continent were selected to take part in this event. They will receive training from the National Basketball Association (NBA) stars.

They are from countries including Angola, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Mali, Libya, Nigeria, Senegal, Mozambique, Tunisia and Zambia.

Basketball legend Dikembe Mutombo, who was born in Kinshasa, DRC, will for the seventh consecutive year lead the NBA contingent coming to South Africa.

Other big names include Nate Robinson, Dirk Nowitzki, Vladimir Radmonovic, DJ Mbenga, who is also originally from DRC.

Basketball South Africa president Malesela Maleka said they were happy to host the rising basketball stars of Africa for training and coaching by NBA stars again.

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