|Dennis Schröder wrapped up the 2017 NBA Africa Game with 13 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds. He was one of three players for Team Africa in double figures. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)|
Today, the ‘Motherland’ was home to 22 of the NBA’s finest athletes. Team World earned a 108-97 win over Team Africa in the second NBA Africa game in Johannesburg, South Africa.
All Stars Demarcus Cousins, Kyle Lowry, Dirk Nowitzki, Kemba Walker and Andre Drummond made the journey to promote the league and participate in community building projects. The group of five All-Stars populated the ‘Team World’ roster.
Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder joined Team Africa for the event. Schroder posted (13) points, (3) assists and (3) rebounds in 24 Minutes. Schroder displayed the potential to become a solid starter in the NBA for years to come with his patience early, despite sharing the court with some of the league’s elite players, he performed well and got his teammates involved early and often .
Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay earned the start at point guard for Team Africa and scored 22 points. Schroder entered the game mid-way through the first quarter.
Indiana Pacers’ shooting guard Victor Oladipo led the game in scoring with 29 points, nine rebounds and five assists on his way to earning MVP honors.
Schroder, a native of Braunschweig, Germany and a member of Germany’s national team, was able to play as part of Team Africa due to his mother’s African Route. Schroder’s mom, Fatou Schroder was born in Gambia in northern Africa.