Dirk Nowitzki and Kemba Walker had already been chosen as captains for Team World. The squad includes Portland’s CJ McCollum, Detroit’s Andre Drummond, Boston’s Jaylen Brown, Denver’s Wilson Chandler, New York’s Courtney Lee and Leandro Barbosa, who most recently played with Phoenix.
The rosters were announced Thursday for the second game featuring players born in Africa and second-generation African players against a team from the rest of the world. It will be played Aug. 5 in Johannesburg.
Amadou Fall: Young people are very aware of our players, especially now that there is a growing number of African players in the league. They can participate in the NBA and watch the games through African lenses. The one thing that makes my job even easier is we have all these African players on the continent who are as committed as we are to giving back to their communities with their own camps and inspiring their own communities.