For AfroBallers who have successfully made it to the NBA, everything is sweet. However those who traveled to America but failed because misfortunes come their way, the Sengalese big man Tacko Fall wants to help fix this problem.
Fall appeared in 60 Minutes where he discussed his intention to “clean” the recruitment process of Africans to the US.
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Tacko Fall told @60minutes he wants to play a leadership role in cleaning up the sports pipeline he traveled. In the NBA offseasons, he plans to return to Africa to talk to players and their families about the U.S. recruitment process. @tackofall99 🇸🇳 | via @60minutes | #AfroBallers
Host Jon Wertheim asked him what he’s heard what his fellow Africans have gone thru after failing to make it to the NBA. According to the Celtics big man, some of them have been “left on their own” after being “taken advantage of.” While the situation is getting better, Fall wants to help further.
Fall’s statements shed light on the dark side of the athletic recruitment process in the USA. For some, making it to the NBA is not just a lofty ambition but their way out of poverty.
Tacko Fall told @60Minutes he “wants to play a leadership role in cleaning up the same sports pipeline he traveled.”— Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) March 29, 2020
Added he plans to continue traveling back to Africa each offseason to talk to players and their families about the U.S. recruitment process.
With that said, it is unfortunate that some get burned for chasing after this dream. But with the Celtics rookie now actively entering the fold, everyone is hoping that a viable solution will soon come to fruition.