Embiid, Mbah a Moute and Siakam in Cameroon’s list for FIBA AfroBasket 2017

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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

YAOUNDE (FIBA AfroBasket 2017) – The Cameroonian Basketball Federation (FECABASKET) on Sunday announced a 30-player list for the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 Qualifiers and the Final Round.

While head coach Lazare Adingono remains in charge of the team, a number of new faces are set – if available – to make their international debut with the Cameroonians.

Cameroon 30-player preliminary roster for FIBA AfroBasket 2017:

Francois Affi
Arnold Akola
Nkene Aziz
Alfred Aroga
Christian Bayang
Simon Bileg
Felix Bogmis
Joel Embiid
Pierre Essome
Kenneth Kadji
Brylle Kamen
Luc Mbah a Moute
Ben Mbala
Boris Mbala
Arnaud Moto
Arsene Mouaha
Williams Narrace
Seoud Njoya
Landry Nnoko
Arnaud Noah
Hans Ntamak
Jeremy Nzeulie
Gedeon Pitard
Pascal Siakam
Ngijol Songolo
Etienne Tametong
Jonathan Tchuisseu
Franck Tchoubaye
Ralph Temgoua
Franck Yangue

Among the newcomers, Joel Embiid and Pascal Siakam – a pair currently making waves in the NBA – headline the provisional list.

They will be joined by Los Angeles Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute, who might play his last FIBA AfroBasket.

According to the FECABASKET, the provisional list gives them a chance of choosing players for the qualifiers and for the Final Round in August (19-30) in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

Following last month’s FIBA Africa Zone 4, six national teams have been drawn into two groups of three teams each and will play a tournament over two legs.

Group E: Cameroon, Chad and Gabon.
Group F: Central African Republic, DR Congo and Equatorial Guinea.

The Qualifiers will be played in a round-robin format with each team taking on its two opponents. The top team of each group will qualify for this summer’s FIBA AfroBasket.

Group E will be played in Yaounde in March.

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  • mikey

    If only these African nations were able to get all of their stars together. Maybe they could finally make some noise in international competitions.