College, NBA, Overseas / Aug 23, 2011 / 5:00 pm

Georgetown’s Ewing, Mutombo & Mourning Head To Africa

Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo & Alonzo Mourning

Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo & Alonzo Mourning (photo. NBA)

For the first time since 1994, Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo and Alonzo Mourning will be together again – that is, in Africa. The three NBA legends will headline Basketball Without Borders‘ trip to South Africa next month, where the global basketball development and community outreach program will use basketball to influence positive social change.

“I had such an amazing experience in 1994 that I jumped at the opportunity to return to South Africa with Dikembe and Alonzo to participate in Basketball without Borders,” says Ewing. “The African continent has a huge reserve of untapped talent and I look forward to helping these young players’ development both on and off the court.”

While there, the group will feature top 18-and-under players from across Africa, as selected by the NBA and FIBA, to train and compete against their peers. Since the inaugural Africa 100 Camp in 2003, more than 500 campers have participated in the camps such as this, with five players having made the transition to the NBA.

The three former Hoyas will also be joined by Dee Brown, Jeff Hornacek, Bo Outlaw, Lionel Hollins, and Monty Williams.

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  • JBaller

    It’s cool that these guys are going over there. Jeff Hornecek is gonna stick out like a sore thumb!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Quiznakes K Dizzle

    Cool move….go anywhere, just stay outta China lol

    I know what u thinkin, but no…it’s not too soon

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    Nah, i think they should go to China and play a ‘goodwill’ game against the same team who went after the kids. A 56-12 free-throw discrepency in the first half with THOSE GUYS?? Lol. I’d love to see Mourning lose it and put a dude in a choke hold as the rest of the chinese team just watched because, that’s fucking Alonzo Mourning…. like what happened in his Pros vs Joes appearance.
    Ewing’s nostrils would be flaring so big you could see his thoughts… and the chinese refs trying to understand Mutombo’s complaints would be hilarious. Language barrier or not, most english speaking people can’t understand Mutombo.

  • IC

    What ever happened to Ruben Bertrand Boumtje Boumtje?

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    …and Exray Hipp