Basketball Grows with Peace in South Sudan

Despite the recent struggles that the Sudanese people have endured, there is much hope for young men in South Sudan. Basketball has become extremely popular throughout the country and the United States’ National Basketball Association (NBA) has recognized that there is quality talent in the nation and has even sent officials to the country to help develop young players. There are currently a couple of Sudanese playing professional in the U.S. For example, Luol Deng is from the Sudan and plays for the Chicago Bulls. He is an inspiration to many young boys in Sudan who use basketball as an escape. The people of South Sudan are so encouraged by the sport that they hope to have a basketball team who can compete in the 2016 Olympics to represent their newly independent nation. Full Article

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