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Joel Embiid's Rise and the Prince that Fueled it

Before he was tweeting at Rihanna and owning the internet, Joel Embiid was just a lanky kid from Cameroon discovered by Luc Mbah a Moute. In the debut episode of our new series, The Way We Ball, we learn how that meeting shaped a basketball nation.

Africa has always been referred to as a sleeping giant when it comes to basketball. A shortage of resources and coaching has inhibited the continent’s untapped potential, but thanks to Luc Mbah a Moute’s success in the NBA, the native Cameroonian has been able to give back by setting up basketball infrastructure in his hometown. In this episode of THE WAY WE BALL, we follow one prospect’s experience and success through these camps—Joel Embiid.