The new basketball season in the US gets under way on Tuesday with the San Antonio Spurs to begin their title defence at home to the Dallas Mavericks.
Far away from the full-packed basketball arenas, aspirations are being dreamt up in Africa. The Seed Academy is an NBA basketball training programme hunting talents in Africa.
Opened five years ago, four former students have gone up to be drafted in the NBA.
Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from the academy in Thies, Senegal.