This week it was announced that Cassper Nyovest would headline this year’s edition for the halftime show. NBA Africa announced the news on social media and the fomo has spread across social media with people expressing their excitement towards Casspers performance. Trust us when we say get your tickets as previous editions have been sold out, click here to buy a ticket.
— NBA Africa (@NBA_Africa) July 26, 2018
The final roster of players who are jetting into South Africa is out as well, the roster features both Team Africa and Team World players.
Here’s the final list:
Representing the motherland Team Africa will be Luol Deng (Los Angeles Lakers; South Sudan) and 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), and Pascal Siakam (Raptors; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2012). Team Africa will be coached by Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard.