Denver Nuggets starting forward Kenneth Faried, will join a list of several NBA stars that are making the journey to Johannesburg, South Africa this summer for a basketball game to be played on August 1.

NBA Africa tweeted out an announcement of the players so far that will be heading to Johannesburg later this summer. This will be the first NBA game played in Africa.



According to SuperSport, Team Africa will include players from Africa and second-generation African players and Team World will consist of players from the rest of the world.

Adding to the significance of the occasion, the game 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 rest of the rosters will be filled out at a later date.

Sammy Mugharbil, a Mile High Sports intern and Student at MSU-Denver contributed to this report