Category archives for: Basketball

Paralympics star Walgenbach makes most of US move

SA basketball team Captain Steven Walgenbach during their championship victory celebration .IMAGE - GIFT NDOLWANE\CAJ News

By GIFT NDOLWANE  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – UNITED STATES-based South African wheelchair basketball under 23 Captain, Steven Walgenbach believes his move to the United States will take his game to another level. The Limpopo-born Paralympian (19), who captains the Under 23 national side, recently secured a lucrative scholarship in the United States. Since his move […]

NBA Africa Game a thrilling success

Victor Oladipo, NBA Africa Game MVP Pic by NBA

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – NATIONAL Basketball Association (NBA) stars are reveling at the success of the second NBA Africa Game played in South Africa this past weekend. Team World displayed some exhilarating counter-attacking basketball as they prevailed 108-97 against “hosts” Team Africa at a sold-out Ticket Pro Dome north of Johannesburg. It […]

Wheelchair basketball star clinches US scholarship

SA basketball team  during  their championship victory celebration .IMAGE - GIFT NDOLWANE\CAJ News

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African wheelchair basketball star, Steven Walgenbach, has soared above physical disability by securing a lucrative scholarship in the United States. The Limpopo-born Paralympian (19) who captains the Under 23 national side, has clinched a deal with the University of Texas where beginning August, he will juggle between […]

USA runs riot against Amawheelies

during the Mens u23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship game between South Africa and Great Britain at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Canada on June 11 2017©Barry Aldworth/eXpect LIFE

TORONTO -SASOL Amawheelies concluded their Pool Stages games in the 2017 U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship, with yet another difficult opponent in the USA at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto on Monday afternoon, 12 June 2016. The youngsters from South Africa had hoped that the tide would turn against their more fancied opponents, who […]

Basketball side keen to impress at wheelchair World Cup

SA basketball team  during  their championship victory celebration .IMAGE - GIFT NDOLWANE\CAJ News

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa is confident of overcoming the absence of inspirational captain, Steven Walgenbach, at the Under 23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship (WWBC) in Canada. The Limpopo-born skipper has been ruled out of the global tournament because of illness. Doctors withdrew him from the contingent that flew out of […]

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