Aside from being voted in both the ’22 ALL - BAL First Team and Defensive Team, the 2.11m (6ft 11in ) Majok Ater James received the 2022 Dikembe Mutombo Defensive Player of the Year. The US Monastir center helped lead his team to a 7-1 record and the championship after recording per game averages of 11 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 13.6 points. IMPRESSIVE!
The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a partnership between the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), is a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa. The BAL builds on the foundation of club competitions FIBA has organized in Africa and marks the NBA’s first collaboration to operate a league outside North America.