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Embiid, Porzingis, Dirk highlight 2017 NBA Africa Game rosters

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The NBA is taking its talents to South Africa.

A selection of basketball's best and brightest, including Cameroonian-born Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid, will head to Johannesburg for the second edition of the NBA Africa Game, the NBA and NBA Players Association announced Thursday.

While the NBA's annual Basketball Without Borders program, now in its 15th year, has long brought NBA ambassadors overseas to grow the game, this year's Aug. 5 showcase marks the second occurrence of the NBA Africa Game.

At the inaugural event in 2015, also held in Johannesburg, Team World defeated Team Africa 101-97. Team World's Chris Paul and Team Africa's Luol Deng were named the co-MVPs while African-born Hall of Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo also took the floor in the exhibition.

Here are the rosters for this year's event:

Team Africa

PG Emmanuel Mudiay DEN Democratic Rep. of the Congo
SG Dennis Schroder ATL Gambia
SG Victor Oladipo IND Nigeria
SF Luol Deng LAL South Sudan
SF Thabo Sefolosha UTA South Africa
SF Luc Richard Mbah a Moute FA Cameroon
PF Gorgui Dieng MIN Senegal
PF Serge Ibaka TOR Congo
C Bismack Biyombo ORL Democratic Rep. of the Congo
C Clint Capela HOU Angola/Congo
C Joel Embiid PHI Cameroon
C Salah Mejri DAL Tunisia

Team World

PG Kyle Lowry TOR United States
PG Kemba Walker CHA United States
SG Leandro Barbosa FA Brazil
SG Courtney Lee NYK United States
SG C.J. McCollum POR United States
SF Jaylen Brown BOS United States
SF Wilson Chandler DEN United States
PF Dirk Nowitzki DAL Germany
PF Kristaps Porzingis NYK Latvia
C DeMarcus Cousins NOP United States
C Andre Drummond DET United States

The captains for Team Africa are Deng and Sefolosha; Nowitzki and Walker will captain Team World.

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