The NBA and NBPA announced the rosters for the 2017 NBA Africa Game on Thursday and, as you’d expect, there’s a heavy Toronto Raptors contingent heading over for the Aug. 5 event in Johannesburg.
Serge Ibaka will be suiting up for Team Africa, Kyle Lowry will play for Team World, and Patrick Mutombo and Masai Ujiri are listed as participants as well (I believe 905 assistant Nate Mitchell is heading over, too). The game is just one part of a weeks-long trip as Ujiri does his annual philanthropic work on his home continent.
“Basketball is witnessing explosive growth in Africa. Our return to Johannesburg this summer is part of the League’s continued commitment to bring the authentic NBA experience to fans around the world. I would like to thank the NBPA for their participation and for being terrific partners on this game and surrounding events,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a release.