The inaugural season of the NBA-sponsored and VOA-affiliated Basketball Africa League is underway in Kigali, Rwanda.
For VOA's Sonny Side of Sports, Mike Mbonye spoke to Nigerian American Ike Diogu, a former NBA forward and captain of Nigeria's national men's basketball team.
Diogu said that interest in the tournament will grow the sport across the continent.
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