Radarhoops International Sponsored Events

Events for 2017

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 and Maiduguri, Nigeria; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya; Kigali, Rwanda: Dacar, Senegal and the RHI Africa Basketball Coaches Enhancement (ABCE) Program. At the RHI camps, young players are given an opportunity to learn, improve their basketball fundamentals and to demonstrate their talents through skill drills and tournament style play. For the sixth year, RHI is offering the ABCE Program which aims to bring African basketball coaches to the U.S. to study for one month to two months 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.

2017 Nike Global Challenge

July 15–19. Chicago, Unites States

Unfortunately, there will not be a Nike Global Challenge this year. The international tournament will be back in 2018. The Nike Global Challenge is usually 8-teams just like previous years, 16-game tournament which features the top high school and U-19 basketball players from the best International Teams in the World and it is usually played under FIBA rules, just like the Olympics. The US teams will be selected, out of the best players from all over the country based on the four regular season sessions of the 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 every summer. There are usually four international teams participating in the 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 up of African born and US born Africans. Godwin Owinje and Patrick Engelbrecht usually puts the team together and the selection with be made from the top 19U African or US born top high school prospects across the country.

Ejike Ukboaja Foundation Basketball Camp

Took Place July 2nd to July 14th 2017

This camp is run by Ejike Ugboaja Foundation. Ejike Ugboaja is the first player ever drafted by the NBA directly from Africa, he did not go 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. August 3rd to August 5th 2017

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 who now plays for the New Orleans Pelicans. The camp is going to involve some of the top young prospects in Mali. It’s going to be August 3rd to August 5th 2017. 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 summer. It’s going to be a very busy 2017 summer.

Radarhoops Int'l Elite Basketball Camp

Warri, Nigeria. Dates Coming Soon

This basketball camp will take place in Abuja Nigeria in 2018. 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 1st – August 4th, 2017 Johannesburg, South Africa

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 sport to create positive and social changes 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 from Angola back to South Africa 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 last year but this year its back to Johannesburg.

Giants of Africa/Radarhoops Nigerian Top 50 Basketball Camp

August 17 – August 21, 2017 • Lagos, Nigeria

This will be the 15th 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 changes 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 Abidjan Top 50 Elite Basketball Camp

August 22 – August 25, 2017 • Abidjan, Ivory Coast

This will be the 1st edition of this basketball camp in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. RHI/GOA decided to extend its grassroots basketball development program beyond Nigeria to other African countries four year ago and this year we are going to Abidjan. The development of the game in the Ivory Coast is very important to RHI/GOA. The participants will not only gain a vast knowledge of basketball wealth and fundamentals, they will also be 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 The Ivory Coast 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 26 – August 30, 2017 • Dakar, Senegal

This will be the 2nd edition of this basketball camp in Dacar Senegal. RHI/GOA decided to extend its grassroots basketball development program to Dacar Senegal last 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 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 be 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 these countries 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 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 12 – August 16, 2017 • Nairobi, Kenya

This will be the 4th edition of this basketball camp in Nairobi Kenya. RHI/GOA has had a very successful three years in Kenya. This year's camp is kind of up in the air right now because the election that will be taking place in August. If there are no election violence all around Kenya, that will be good news for us but if the is violence, we might not have the camp. The success of the program in 2014, 2015 and 2016 was very heart warming and the people of Kenya welcomed us with open hands. The development of the game in Kenya is very vital 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 6 – August 11, 2017 • Kigali, Rwanda

This will be the 3rd edition of this basketball camp in Kigali Rwanda. RHI/GOA decided to extend its grassroots basketball development program beyond Nigeria and Kenya four years ago to other African countries. The development of the game in Rwanda is very intriguing 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 camp 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 Maiduguri Top 50 Elite Basketball Camp

August 12 – August 16, 2017 • Maiduguri, Bornu State Nigeria

This will be the 1st edition of this basketball camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria. This camp is our back up plan if we end up not doing the Nairobi Kayan Camp. RHI/GOA decided to extend its grassroots basketball development program to Maiduguri Nigeria this year due to all that has happened in Bornu State because of the barbaric and unspeakable acts inflicted on the people of the state. We think sports most especially basketball is like a healing tool that brings people together. The development of the game in Bornu State as a whole 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.

African Basketball Championship (Afrobasket)

September 8 - 16th 2017 Hosted by Senegal and Tunisia

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.