Former NBA Luol Deng named Basketball Africa League ambassador

Former NBA all time super Star Luol Deng was named global ambassador for the Basketball Africa League on Wednesday, a report comfirmed by and Yahoo Sport.

“We have a tremendous amount of talent in Africa and I am excited that some of that talent will be showcased through our new league,” Deng said in a statement.

“I look forward to following some of the top African club teams when the inaugural season gets underway next month and supporting the BAL in expanding its footprint around the world,” he added.


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South Sudanese NBA basketball superstar of all time was born Deng in South Sudan but moved to Great Britain as a child.

Deng played college basketball at Duke before becoming the seventh pick in the NBA draft in 2004.

He also played a decade with the Chicago Bulls and was a two-time All-Star. He played 15 seasons in the league overall and finished with averages of 14.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

The former NBA player Luol Deng was also elected last year as the President of South Sudan Basketball Federation after winning 24 votes out of 25 in the vote that took place in Juba, SouthSudan.

Former NBA Luol Deng has been active on social media championing refugee rights and basketball in South Sudan as affirmed by the sources.