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Three African Players To Feature In The NBA London Game

Three African Players To Feature In The NBA London Game

Emmanuel Mudiay

Emmanuel Mudiay is a Congolese born professional basketball player who currently plays point guard for the New York Knicks. Born in March 5, 1996 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Emmanuel made his NBA debut in 2015 after he was selected seventh overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 2015 NBA Draft. He moved to the New York Knicks in February, 2018.

Mudiay represented Team Africa in NBA Africa Game 2017 hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa. He also attended the 15th Basketball Without Borders Africa camp in South Africa and visited the Congo with Charlotte Hornets’ Bismack Biyombo that year.

Frank Ntilikina

Frank Ntilikina was born on the 28th of July 1998 in Ixelles, Belgium to Rwandan parents. He moved to France at the age of three and started playing basketball at the age of five playing for the ST- Joseph Strasbourg in France. Ntilikina participated in the 2016 Basketball Without Borders Global Camp in Toronto, Canada (the same camp was attended by Milwaukee Bucks’ Thon Maker of South Sudan). He was selected eight overall by the New York Knicks in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Ian Mahinmi

Mahinmi was born on March 5, 1986 in Rouen, France. His father is from Benin. Mahinmi was selected with the 28th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2005 NBA Draft. He played for the Spurs from 2007-2010 before joining the Dallas Mavericks. He is the 2011 NBA Champion with the Mavericks and currently plays center for the Washington Wizards.

Mahinmi represented Team Africa in NBA Africa Game 2018 and attended the 16th Basketball Without Borders Africa camp, both hosted in South Africa last year. He hosted basketball camps in Cotonou, Benin in 2017 and 2018.

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