Radarhoops International Sponsored Events

Events for 2016

Radarhoops International sponsors a number of basketball events each year. Events for 2016 include: the Tidian Under Armour Elite Basketball Camp, four Giants of Africa/RHI Basketball camps: Lagos, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; Nairobi, Kenya; Kigali, Rwanda and the RHI Africa Basketball Coaches Enhancement (ABCE) Program. At the RHI camps, young players are given an opportunity to learn, or improve, basketball fundamentals and to demonstrate their talents through skill drills and tournament style play. For the fifth year, RHI is offering the ABCE Program which aims to bring African basketball coaches to the U.S. to study for one month under top NCAA coaches.

In addition to offering its self-sponsored camps, RHI attends other basketball camps throughout the world. Reviews of the players at these camps are presented through our subscription service.

2016 Nike Global Challenge

July 15–19. Chicago, Unites States

The Nike Global Challenge is going to be 8-teams just like previous years, 16-game tournament features the top high school and U-19 basketball players from the best International Teams in the World and it will be played under FIBA rules, just like the Olympics. The US teams will be selected, from the best players from all over the country based on the four regular season sessions of the 2016 Nike (EYBL) Elite Youth Basketball League. Nike scouts do a great job scouting the best of the best at all four sessions of the EYBL circuit this summer. There will be four international teams participating in this year’s Global Challenge. The International teams are Brasil, Canada, China, and Pan Africa. The US team will comprise of the top forty best US high school prospects. All forty prospects will make up four teams: US Midwest, US West, US East and US South. The Pan African team is representing Africa. The team is made off of African and US born Africans. Godwin Owinje and Patrick Engelbrecht will be putting the team together and the selection with be made from the top 19U African or US born top high school prospects across. Unfortunately, there would be no Nike Global Challenge this year because its an Olympic year.

Ejike Ukboaja Foundation Basketball Camp

Dates Coming Soon

This camp is run by Ejike Ugboaja who is the first player ever drafted by the NBA directly from Africa, not through the college system. The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted him in 2006 in the 2nd round. This is an open camp for players in all positions, ages 15 to 19 years.

Tidian Adidas Elite Basketball Camp

Barmako, Mali. Dates Coming Soon

This basketball camp will take place in Bamako Mali. The organizer is Tidiane Drame, one of the top guys in the US that work with a lot of African kids. He is responsible for providing opportunities for some of the top African basketball prospects in various high schools in the United States. The number sixth player on the ESPN Top100 Cheick Diallo is one of his kids. The camp is going involve some of the top young prospects in Mali. It’s going to be in June or July…the actual dates are still being determined. The age groups of the participants are between 12 and 17 years old. The basketball camp is going to be three days of intense basketball fundamental and life skills teaching. RHI will be there to cover the whole thing. Stay tuned for reports and photographs of this basketball camp and other basketball events in Africa this upcoming summer. It’s going to be a very busy 2015 summer.

Radarhoops Int'l/Under Armour Elite Camp

Abuja, Nigeria. Dates Coming Soon

This basketball camp will take place in Abuja Nigeria. The organizers are Godwin Owinje and Tidiane Drame, one of the top guys in the US that work with a lot of African kids. Godwin Owinje is the owner and CEO of Radarhoops International. Owinje and Drame are two guys that care about young Africans and tries to provide as much opportunities for them as possible. They are both responsible for providing opportunities for some of the top African basketball prospects in various high schools and colleges in the United States.

NBA Basketball Without Borders Africa Basketball Camp

August 29 – Sept 3, 2016 • Luanda, Angola

The NBA Basketball Without Borders Africa is a basketball camp for the best of the best elite high school basketball prospects from all over Africa. BWB is the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development program that uses the sport to create positive social change in the areas of education, health and wellness. The players, aged 17 or under, would be selected by FIBA, the NBA and participating federations based on their basketball skills, leadership abilities and dedication to the sport. BWB not only focuses on improving basketball skills through drills, daily scrimmages, and tournament play, but also includes daily life-skills seminars, in partnership with Hoops 4 Hope and UNICEF, on topics such as leadership, character development, gender equality, and HIV/AIDS prevention and education. RHI will be there this year to cover the whole event. The organizers has decided to move the event to Angola this year just to give it another flair. Angola is a very rich cultured basketball country in Africa and it makes all the sense in the world to take it there this year.

Giants of Africa/Radarhoops Nigerian Top 50 Basketball Camp

August 16 – August 18, 2016 • Lagos, Nigeria

This will be the 13th edition of this basketball camp. RHI, GOA and Nestle have been committed to developing the game of basketball at the grassroots level for a long time now. We are dedicated to working with the youth of Nigeria and it’s immediate neighboring countries like: Chad, Republic of Benin, Ghana and Cameroon using the sport of basketball to create positive and social change in the areas of education, health and wellness. This basketball gathering is meant to uplift and encourage the youth of theses countries by creating an avenue to recognize that sports is universal and it can take them places they never would dream of. Its going to be a 3 day intense basketball fundamental teaching as well as life skill seminars about the importance of staying in school. There will be participants from the four corners of Nigeria as well as the neighboring countries named above. RHI will be there to cover the event like we have done in years past.

GOA/RHI Ghana Top 50 Elite Basketball Camp

August 12 – August 14, 2016 • Accra, Ghana

This will be the 2nd edition of this basketball camp in Accra Ghana. RHI/GOA decided to extend its grassroots basketball development program beyond Nigeria to other African countries last year. The development of the game in Ghana is very important to RHI/GOA. The participants will not only gain a vast knowledge of basketball fundamentals, they will also exposed to using the sport of basketball to create positive and social change in the areas of education, health and wellness. This basketball gathering is meant to uplift and encourage the youth of theses countries by creating an avenue for to know that sports is universal and it can take them places they never would dream of. Its going to be a 3 day intense basketball fundamental teaching as well as life skill seminars about the importance of staying in school. There will be participants from the four corners of Ghana as well as the neighboring countries. RHI will be there to cover the event like we have done in years past.

Giants of Africa/Radarhoops Senegal Top 50 Elite Basketball Camp

August 3 – August 5, 2016 • Dakar, Senegal

This will be the 1st edition of this basketball camp in Dacar Senegal. RHI/GOA decided to extend its grassroots basketball development program beyond to Dacar Senegal this year. The development of the game in Senegal has always been very important to RHI/GOA. The work Seed Academy is doing in Senegal is second to none. GOA/RHI is is running this camp as an extension of what Seed Academy has been doing for a long time now in Senegal. The participants will not only gain a vast knowledge of basketball fundamentals, they will also exposed to using the sport of basketball to create positive and social change in the areas of education, health and wellness. This basketball gathering is meant to uplift and encourage the youth of theses countries by creating an avenue for to know that sports is universal and it can take them places they never would dream of. Its going to be a 3 day intense basketball fundamental teaching as well as life skill seminars about the importance of staying in school. There will be participants from the four corners of Senegal as well as some neighboring countries. RHI will be there to cover the event like we have done in years past.

Giants of Africa/Radarhoops Kenya Top 50 Basketball Camp

August 20 – August 22, 2016 • Nairobi, Kenya

This will be the 3rd edition of this basketball camp in Nairobi Kenya. RHI/GOA has had a very successful two years and we decided to do it again this year. The success of the program in 2014 and 2015 was very heart warming and the people of Kenya welcomed us with open hands. The development of the game in Kenya is very important to RHI/GOA. The participants will not only gain a vast knowledge of basketball fundamentals again this year, they will also learn how to use the sport of basketball to create positive and social changes in the areas of education, health and wellness. This basketball gathering is meant to uplift and encourage the youth of Kenya by creating an avenue for them to know that sports is universal and it can take them places they never would dream of. Its going to be a 3 day intense basketball fundamental teaching as well as life skill seminars about the importance of staying in school. There will be participants from the four corners of Kenya as well as some neighboring countries. RHI will be there to cover the event like we did last year.

Giants of Africa/Radarhoops Rwanda Top 50 Elite Basketball Camp

August 23 – August 25, 2016 • Kigali, Rwanda

This will be the 2nd edition of this basketball camp in Kigali Rwanda. RHI/GOA decided to extend its grassroots basketball development program beyond Nigeria and Kenya two years ago to other African countries. The development of the game in Rwanda is very vital to the region and also to RHI/GOA. The participants will not only gain plentiful knowledge of the game of basketball, they will also learn how to use the sport of basketball to create positive and social change in the areas of education, health and wellness. This basketball gathering is meant to uplift and encourage the youths of Rwanda by creating an avenue for them to know that sports is universal and it can take them places they never would dream of. Its going to be a 3 day intense and extreme basketball fundamental teaching as well as life skill seminars about the importance of staying in school. There will be participants from the four corners of Rwanda. RHI will be there to cover the inaugural event.

Giants of Africa/Radarhoops Rwanda Top 50 Elite Basketball Camp

August 27 – August 29, 2016 • Gaborone, Botswana

This will be the 1st edition of this basketball camp in Gaborone Botswana. RHI/GOA decided to extend its grassroots basketball development program beyond Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Senegal to Gaborone Botswana this year. The development of the game in Botswana is very vital to the region and also to RHI/GOA. The participants will not only gain plentiful knowledge of the game of basketball, they will also learn how to use the sport of basketball to create positive and social change in the areas of education, health and wellness. This basketball gathering is meant to uplift and encourage the youths of Botswana by creating an avenue for them to know that sports is universal and it can take them places they never would dream of. Its going to be a 3 day intense and extreme basketball fundamental teaching as well as life skill seminars about the importance of staying in school. There will be participants from the four corners of Botswana. RHI will be there to cover the inaugural event.

2017 African Basketball Championship (Afrobasket)

Date and venue still to be determine

History of the tournament: The FIBA Africa Championship or FIBA AfroBasket is the men's basketball continental championship of Africa, played every two years under the patronages of the Federation International de Basketball, the basketball sport governing body, and the African zone thereof. The tournament also serves to qualify teams for participation in the quadrennial FIBA World Cup and the Summer Olympic Games. Nigeria won the championship last year by beating Tunisia in the finals. Nigeria and Tunisia gets automatic bids to the Olympics in Brazil this summer. Every other year, African countries play in different qualification stages to make to the big tournament and When it’s all said and done, fourteen countries will qualify to compete for who will take home the trophy as well as bragging right for the next two years. Right now, Nigeria has that bragging right. The African Championship determine which country qualifies to go to summer Olympic games every four years. It also serves as a qualifier for the Fiba world basketball Championship.