Trey Burke to Represent Utah Jazz in First-Ever NBA Africa Game

SALT LAKE CITY (July 23, 2015) – Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke will represent the Utah Jazz during the NBA’s Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa and the first-ever NBA Africa Game, July 29-Aug. 1.

Burke will play on Team World in the NBA Africa Game 2015 on Aug. 1 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature a Team Africa vs. Team World format and will be played in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, SOS Children’s Villages Association of South Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The game will air live in the United States on ESPN at 7 a.m. MT.

“I’m honored to be representing the Utah Jazz and Team World in the first-ever NBA game in Africa,” said Burke. “I look forward to not only playing in the game, but also being able to give back during the community outreach activities.  This is without a doubt an experience that I will truly cherish.”

Prior to the game, Burke will participate in the 13th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program. A Jr. NBA clinic will be held on Wednesday, July 29 at the American International School of Johannesburg where NBA players, coaches and legends will hold sessions on leadership and health and wellness for BWB campers throughout the week.  

Other activities include a basketball court dedication on Thursday, July 30 at the newly built Boys & Girls Club at Protea Glen and on Friday, July 31 NBA/FIBA players will visit SOS Children’s Village Ennerdale, an organization that builds families for orphaned and abandoned children.