The NBA and MAVEN Developments will launch a series of basketball and lifestyle events in Egypt later this month. The events will kick off with “NBA Weekend,” an interactive event that will be held in North Coast’s Cali Coast Ras El Hekma on August 18-19. The event will feature an NBA 3X (three-on-three) basketball tournament, live music performances, and a Jr. NBA clinic for 100 local youth.
Several former NBA and WNBA players will also serve as BWB Africa 2023 coaches, including 2015 FIBA AfroBasket champion Olumide Oyedeji (Nigeria), 2011 NBA champion Ian Mahinmi (France; ties Benin), former NBA player and Basketball Africa League Head of League Operations Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje (Cameroon), former NBA player Tacko Fall (Senegal), 2003 WNBA champion Astou Ndiaye (Senegal), two-time WNBA champion Taj McWilliams-Franklin, four-time WNBA champion Sheryl Swoopes and Mozambique basketball legend Clarisse Machanguana.
Arsenal's current generation of young players also appears to be highly promising, with some of them already having been called up to their respective senior national sides. On that point, these are Arsenal's five finest academy graduates who are still with the club: