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Tue, 23 Jul 2019 18:14 - Updated Tue, 23 Jul 2019 18:14

Angola take NBA player for first time in FIBA World Cup

Luanda - Angola senior men’s basketball team have summoned for the first time, an NBA player to their squad to take part in the FIBA World Cup to be held in China.

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Jogador da equipa de basquetebol de Angola

Photo: Henri Celso

The athlete is the 2, 08 meters power forward, Bruno Fernando who currently plays for Atlanta Hawks.

The player, who was trained at Angola’s 1º de Agosto youth category has already played for several US universities and was part of the Atlanta Hawks squad that disputed the summer games following the signing of his three-year contract with the team.

Angola will also count on the presence of Sílvio Sousa, who is currently playing for Kansas University in US.

Full list of players integrating the national team of Angola: Carlos Morais, Benvindo Quimbamba, Hermenegildo Mbunga, José António, Leonel Paulo, Gerson Gonçalves e Olímpio Cipriano (Petro de Luanda), Eduardo Mingas, Mohamed Malick (1º de Agosto), Jaques Conceição (Sport Lisbon and Benfica), Gerson Domingos (Interclube), Reggie Moore (ASA), Jone Pedro (Galitos of Portugal), Bruno Fernando (Atlanta Hawks), Sílvio Sousa (Kansas University), Yanick Moreira e Júlio Assis (unknown team).

Angola rank 39th in the world and third best in Africa, the team have been crowned African champions 11 times, however their best position was the 10th position achieved in 2006 in Japan.

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