US men's basketball team plans trip to Senegal | Inquirer Sports

US men’s basketball team plans trip to Senegal

/ 10:24 AM July 18, 2014

NEW YORK — The US men’s national basketball team will visit the African continent for the first time, conducting a coaching clinic in Senegal next month.

The Americans will travel to Dakar on August 27 and join the Senegal national team in putting on the clinic for boys and girls at the Marius Ndiaye Stadium.

The US will also tour Senegal’s Gorée Island and will finish its visit by attending a reception hosted by the Senegalese government.

The trip comes a day after the Americans finish their exhibition schedule before the World Cup of Basketball with a game against Slovenia at Gran Canaria, Spain.

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