Former Gators Al Horford and Joakim Noah to join Basketball Without Borders program
Atlanta Hawks star Al Horford and Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls are among the NBA players who will be traveling across the world for the league's Basketball Without Borders program.
Basketball Without Borders is the NBA and FIBA's global basketball development program that utilizes the sport to try and create positive social change in education, health and wellness.
Horford, a native of the Dominican Republic, will travel to Mexico City Aug. 6-9. Noah will participate in the program in Johannesburg, South Africa from Sept. 2-6.
The top players 19-and-under from Latin America and Africa - selected by the NBA, FIBA and other participating federations - will train under the selected NBAS players and coaches and compete against them. NBA players will work with local community groups to teach life-skills sessions, and outreach programs.
Horford and Noah were starters on Florida's back-to-back national championship teams in 2006 and 2007.