Mangok Mathiang joins Vanoli Cremona

 Mangok Mathiang (208 cm, Louisville’17) has landed a deal to play for Vanoli Basket Cremona (Italy-Serie A) for the 2018-19 season. Mathiang is a 25-year-old South Sudanese-Australian international basketball player, who was recently waived by the Charlotte Hornets. He played only four games for the Hornets in his rookie season as a pro (2017-18) and […]

Trumps immigration ban worries NBA

The NBA has contacted the State Department to understand better how the U.S. ban on immigration from seven countries might affect the league. President Donald Trump’s executive order prohibits immigration from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen for a 90-day period.  Los Angeles Lakers forward Luol Deng and, Milwaukee Bucks rookie Thon Maker were both born in Sudan (now South […]

NBA Game in Africa Opens Doors

An exhibition NBA game in Africa opened doors, being the first of its kind in NBA history. Held at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, the event featured a team of players born in Africa and second-generation African players, aptly called “Team Africa” and a composed of various current NBA players representing “Team World.” Fans in attendance […]

Chier Ajou ruled eligible by NCAA

Northwestern freshman center Chier Ajou has been cleared by the NCAA and will be eligible for the upcoming season, Wildcats coach Bill Carmody announced Thursday. Ajou, a 7-foot-2 center, is originally from the South Sudan and attended Culver Academies in Indiana for two years and went to St. Thomas More School in Connecticut last year. […]

South Sudan gets help from Angola

South Sudan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Angola at the end of a meeting held on March 28 attended by delegations from both countries headed by their respective sports ministers. According to the MOU, South Sudan basketball team will train with some Angolan clubs. This is to enable the former team tap […]