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Dhieu Deing to play for South Sudan in AfroBasket

SAN ANTONIO – UTSA junior guard Dhieu Deing will play for South Sudan in the 2021 FIBA African National Basketball Championship Aug. 24-Sept. 5 in Rwanda.

Deing will suit up for his home nation in the 30th edition of the continental competition. The South Sudan team, coached by former 10-year NBA veteran Royal Ivey, has opened training camp in advance of the competition.

This is South Sudan's first qualification to an international basketball tournament after gaining independence in 2011 as Africa's youngest country.

Sudan is slated in Group D with Senegal, Cameroon and Uganda, part of a 16-team field.