Luol Deng is in Juba to inspect the progress on various projects under his Luol Deng Foundation.
There is potential that South Sudanese may dominate US NBA in nearst future, due to there size and capabilities compared to other countries.
The Luol Deng Foundation is a non-profit organisation that uses basketball as tool to give hope to those in Africa, USA and the UK.
Their work in the three different countries follows the life journey of founder Luol Deng, with each region having helped him in a different but significant way to his path as becoming an NBA superstar.
LDF IN AFRICA
Luol Deng Foundation main work in Africa focuses on building outdoor basketball courts and delivering basketball initiatives to bring local communities together. This is achieved working in collaboration with great organisations such as NBA Africa and UNHCR.
LDF IN UNITED KINGDOM
LDF work in the UK focuses on providing opportunities for participation in basketball for all sections of the community through camps, clinics, events and programmes whilst also helping with coaching and club development.
They focus on achieving this concentrating on three key areas:
1. Increased participation in grass root development
2. Providing provision and advice for elite pathway
3. Increased coaching knowledge and development
LDF IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
LDF have a great relationship with the NBA Cares organisation where their work is focused around festive times such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.