Nuggets players Wilson Chandler, Emmanuel Mudiay and coach Michael Malone will take part in the NBA’s second Africa Game on Aug. 5 at Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa, the league announced. The event will take place following the 15th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa.
Mudiay, who was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will suit up for Team Africa, while Wilson Chandler will be on Team World.
“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,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “I would like to thank the NBPA for their participation and for being terrific partners on this game and surrounding events.”
Last year, Denver’s Kenneth Faried played while Nuggets’ legend and Hall-of-Famer Dikembe Mutombo made a memorable appearance along with Hakeem Olajuwon. The game will be played in support of UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOS Children’s Villages South Africa (SOSCVSA).