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2015 FACE List Honorees

Amadou Gallo Fall

Leadership Award

Senegalese native, Amadou Gallo Fall, is leading the NBA’s efforts to grow the game and build the NBA business in Africa. He oversees the NBA’s grassroots basketball development initiatives and its partnerships with marketing, media and consumer product companies.

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Fall has been working in this capacity since January 2010 and is currently based at the NBA Africa office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Fall previously worked for the Dallas Mavericks as Director of Player Personnel and Vice President of International Affairs. He served as the team’s goodwill ambassador internationally and oversaw their scouting assignments. He traveled to Africa as an integral part of the NBA’s Basketball without Borders camp, the NBA and FIBA’s global elite basketball development program that uses the sport to create positive social change in the areas of education, health and wellness.

Prior to his 12 years with the Mavericks, Fall worked for the Senegalese Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Senegalese Basketball Federation. The national team he assembled went on to win the 1997 African Championship and participated in the 1998 World Championships in Greece.

Fall is a magna cum laude graduate from the University of the District of Columbia, where he also played center on the basketball team.