23 July 2013
RWANDA : Cameron boosts Hoops Afro-basket preps
USA-BASED professional basketballer Bradley Cameron is expected to join the men’s basketball team camp tonight as the team gears up for the Fiba Afrobasket championship set to be held in Cote d’Ivoire next month.
The 22-year-old Cameron who plays for Mississippi Gulf Coast College has been a regular member of the hoops team since 2009 when he first made his debut.
He is the second professional player to join the team following the arrival of Thierry Sukusuku who arrived in the country on Sunday night from France.
Canada-based Hamza Ruhezamihigo who was snubbed for the regional championships earlier this year is set to land in the country on June 29, according to Rwanda basketball federation’s (Ferwaba) technical director Didier Shema Maboko.
Cedrick Isom (Primiero do Agosto, Angola), Brannon Darrius (Thailand), Dan Manzi and Adonis Rwabigwi (Tampa Bay, Florida USA), Daniel Primo Rugamba (Seattle University, USA) and Keneth Gasana (S. Plaza Moroc) are yet to confirm their arrival.
Rwanda is drawn in Group C of the Afro-basket championship alongside defending champions Tunisia, Morocco and debutants Burkina Faso.
The national team starts her quest against Burkina Faso on August 21, take on Morocco on 23 before winding up with defending champions Tunisia on August 25.