Dennis Smith Jr. and Harrison Barnes are set to take part in this year’s NBA Africa Game. The game includes dozens of current NBA players and will take place Saturday August 4th at 10:00 AM Central Time (5:00 PM Local Time) in Pretoria, South Africa.
Here are the rest of the players joining Smith Jr. and Barnes on Team World.
- Dennis Smith Jr. (Mavericks; U.S.)
- Harrison Barnes (Mavericks; U.S.)
- John Collins (Atlanta Hawks; U.S.)
- JaVale McGee (Los Angeles Lakers; U.S.)
- Marvin Williams (Charlotte Hornets; U.S.)
- Danilo Gallinari (LA Clippers; Italy)
- Rudy Gay (San Antonio Spurs; U.S.)
- Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks; U.S.)
- Hassan Whiteside (Miami Heat; U.S.).
- Coach: Ettore Messina (San Antonio Spurs Assistant; Italy).
Team Africa is comprised of former Mavericks Al-Farouq Aminu and Ian Mahinmi. Here are the rest of the players joining the former Mavs.
- Luol Deng (Los Angeles Lakers; South Sudan)
- Ian Mahinmi (Washington Wizards; France; parent from Benin)
- Al-Farouq Aminu (Portland Trail Blazers; U.S.; parents from Nigeria)
- Bismack Biyombo (Charlotte Hornets; Democratic Republic of the Congo)
- Cheick Diallo (New Orleans Pelicans; Mali)
- Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2011)
- Evan Fournier (Orlando Magic; France; parent from Algeria)
- Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors; Republic of the Congo)
- Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (Oklahoma City Thunder; France; parent from Democratic Republic of the Congo)
- Pascal Siakam (Raptors; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2012).
- Coach: Juwan Howard (Miami Heat Assistant)
There is also a slew of NBA Assistant coaches, trainers and executives that will participate in the exhibition.
- Bill Bayno (Indiana Pacers)
- Harold Ellis (New York Knicks)
- Adrian Griffin (Toronto Raptors)
- Mark Hughes (LA Clippers)
- B.J. Johnson (Houston Rockets)
- Patrick Mutombo (Raptors; Democratic Republic of the Congo)
- David Vanterpool (Portland Trail Blazers)
- Masai Ujiri (Raptors President; Nigeria)
- Rob Pelinka (Lakers General Manager)
- Becky Bonner (Magic Director of Player Development and Quality Control)
- Prosper Karangwa (Magic scout; Rwanda)
- Will Sevening (Spurs Athletic trainer)
- Stanford Williams (Phoenix Suns Athletic trainer)
- Tony Brothers (NBA Referee)
- Derrick Stafford (NBA Referee)
This is the third NBA Africa game that will be played in support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and other charities. In last year’s second NBA Africa Game, Dirk Nowitzki was a captain for Team World.