Ex-players to lead Africa hoops camp

Updated: August 23, 2011, 5:26 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Former NBA All-Stars and Georgetown centers Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo will travel to South Africa next month for a Basketball without Borders camp.

Coaches Lionel Hollins of Memphis and Monty Williams of New Orleans also are part of the group working the Sept. 1-4 camp, the eighth held in South Africa.

With the NBA in a lockout, current players can't attend the camps, which gather young players from the region for on-court instruction while also providing them with life skills.

It's the first trip to Africa together for Ewing, Mourning and Mutombo since they were part of a group that gave clinics in Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Africa in 1994.


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