As part of its investment into the development of basketball in Africa, NBA Africa V.P Amadou Gallo Fall has announced that the Jr NBA Programme will be launched in Kenya in the first quarter of 2017.
This announcement was made early today in Nairobi. At the announcement, the US Ambassador to Kenya, Amb Bob Godec expressed delight at the launch of the programme.
"I can`t think of a better way to deepen US-Kenya ties than through sports. The US Embassy will provide a grant of $10,000 to help kick start the JR. NBA in Kenya. I`m looking forward to seeing Kenyan names in the NBA roster in the near future"
There are no Kenyans currently playing in the NBA . Amb Godec hopes the Jr NBA league
The Jr NBA programme already exists in South Africa and Tanzania. As mentioned by Amadou Fall at the Basketball Without Borders (BWB) programme held in Angola in September "We are looking to have Jr. NBA leagues in every African country in the next 5 years"
We hope to welcome the NBA to Nigeria very soon.