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Ben Uzoh
Ben Uzoh
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Born: 03/18/88
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Earnings: $535,037 ($630,314*)
The Basketball Africa League (BAL) plans to debut on May 16 in Kigali, Rwanda. Led by BAL president Amadou Fall, the league, which includes 12 teams from across Africa, will play 26 games, all at Kigali Arena. The BAL was initially expected to debut on March 13, 2020, beginning in Dakar, Senegal, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The BAL, which is a partnership between the NBA and the International Basketball Federation, includes club teams from African countries such as Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Egypt, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia. It is the NBA’s first collaboration to operate a league outside of North America.
Uzoh is “very excited” to play in the BAL, and hopes to be involved on and off the court long term. “When it was announced a couple of years ago, I felt like it was going to be an opportunity to grow the game in Africa. I was like, ‘Well, it’s a no-brainer for me,’ ” Uzoh told The Undefeated. “Obviously, I wanted to be a part of it, whether it’s a player or coach and executive at some point in the future, and here we are today. “There’s the opportunity to be a pioneer to the African youth on a stage with our play. There will be players in college and Europe that will want to come here and play.”
The Nigeria Basketball Federation have named an expanded list of 44 players that will compete for spots in this year’s team for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China. It’s a mixture of veterans such as Ike Diogu and Al-Faruq Aminu and a selection of newcomers. Key members of the team that qualified Nigeria for the World Cup in China comprising of team captain Ike Diogu, Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouk Aminu, Ben Uzoh, Jordan Nwora, Emegano Obinna, Ike Iroegbu, Chris Obekpa and Efevberha Michael are among the players that top the list for places to compete against Korea, Argentina and Russia in Group B.
2 years ago via FIBA