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Andre Drummond joins roster for NBA Africa Game 2017

The initiative includes a developmental camp and NBA Africa Game 2017.

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2017 - Red Carpet Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Andre Drummond will join an impressive group of names for the 15th Basketball without Borders Africa event next week from August 2-5.

Youth under the age of 27 from 26 countries across Africa will participate in several days of developmental camps and community outreach, based out of Johannesburg, South Africa. The event will cap with the NBA Africa Game 2017 on August 5.

Drummond will participate on the Team World roster, along with CJ McCollum, Dirk Nowitzki, Kemba Walker, DeMarcus Cousins, Kyle Lowry, Kristaps Porzingis, Jaylen Brown, Wilson Chandler, Courtney Lee, and Leonardo Barbosa.

They’ll face off against Team Africa, whose roster is made up of Luol Deng, Thabo Sefolosha, Victor Oladipo, Dennis Schroder, Bismack Biyombo, Clint Capela, Gordui Dieng, Serge Ibaka, Luc Mbah a Moute, Emmanuel Mudiay, and Salah Mejri. Joel Embiid will also be on the roster, but won’t play.

Members of the Team Africa roster include players born in Africa along with second-generation African players.

The game will support UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and SOS Children’s Villages South Africa.

The camp names a camp MVP at the close, the alumni of which from other Basketball without Borders include several current NBA players including Nikola Mirotic, Bruno Caboclo, and Dragan Bender. Former Piston Luigi Datome was also a Basketball without Borders attendee at the European event in 2003.