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W.N.B.A. Rookie Han Xu Brings Hope for a Deeper Connection to China

New York Times: When Yao Ming met Han Xu at the 2018 Asian Games, he learned that they shared an affinity for the Maroon 5 song “Sugar.” Han, a 6-foot-9 rookie center for the Liberty, can relate to Yao — the 7-6 groundbreaker for Chinese players in the N.B.A. — over more than Adam Levine’s crooning. Although Yao, who retired in 2011, did not broach the topic during their conversation, the demands for Han to follow in his footsteps are evident.

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How Oklahoma found and signed a 6-9 recruit with NBA potential who was playing in Australia

CBSSports: Meet Anyang Garang, a Sooners signee who has taken a long, interesting path to get to Norman

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Examining The Three-Pronged Partnership Of USAB, The NBA And NCAA At The Final Four

Forbes: Regardless of who advances to next week’s Final Four, the NBA will be sure to have a presence in Minneapolis.

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NCAA, USA Basketball and NBA to Provide Top National and Global High School-Age Players with Educational and Athletic Opportunities at 2019 Men’s and Women’s Final Fours

NBA PR: NCAA Next Generation program expands to include both male and female players from USA Basketball Junior National Teams and NBA Academies.

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The Best NBA Draft Prospects at 2019 Basketball Without Borders

SI: The Basketball Without Borders Global Camp remains one of the best events on the scouting calendar, moving annually with NBA All-Star Weekend, bringing together personnel from around the league and giving elite young talent from around the world an opportunity to showcase their skills.

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First, there was Manu Ginobili. Could the next great Argentinean be this TCU commit?

Star-Telegram: Most basketball fans in Texas are familiar with at least one Argentinean basketball player — former San Antonio Spurs great Manu Ginobili.

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NBA Academy Charting New Path for International Prospects

Close Up 360: You’d be hard-pressed to find two high school basketball players who are more different all the way around than Francisco Farabello and Timothy Ighoefe.

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NBA Global Academy’s Princepal Singh selected in Indian team

Sportskeeda: The NBA Global Academy’s Princepal Singh has been selected to play in the Indian men’s team for the Super Kung Sheung Cup International Basketball Invitation Championship in Hong Kong from December 11 to 16.

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Los chicos de la NBA Academy Latinoamérica visitaron a Orlando y cumplieron un sueño

NBA.com: Los jóvenes que son parte del programa de desarrollo de la liga disfrutaron el encuentro entre el Magic y Toronto, y hasta tuvieron la chance de saludar y compartir un momento con jugadores.

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NBA opens new training centre in Senegal

Reuters – The National Basketball Association on Monday cut the ribbon on a new training centre in Saly, Senegal, where it hopes to develop a new generation of African players for the league.

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