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Luol Deng: Sons Of Africa


The clock is ticking fast for the inaugural NBA Africa Game in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 1, and supersport.com brings you individual profiles of Team Africa players.

The exhibition game will feature Team Africa – composed of Africa-born and second-generation players – against a Team World select.

Three-time NBA head coach of the Year Gregg Popovich will be at helm of Team Africa, while the World Team will be coached by Brooklyn’s Lionel Hollins.

Luol Deng(Miami Heat)

– Team Africa captain

– Born in South Sudan, 16 April 1985

– 6-foot-9

– Forward

As a child Deng lived in Egypt, but moved to the United Kingdom during his boyhood years. Internationally he represents Great Britain and he led them at the 2012 London Olympics.

“Coming from South Sudan and having participated in the Basketball without Borders Africa camps in Johannesburg previously, I am truly honoured to be part of this historic event.”