Aussie Maker, Cameroon’s Eboua enter NBA Draft: reports

first_img Eboua, 20, told ESPN he has submitted paperwork to the NBA to ensure his draft eligibility. He was seen by Italian scouts while playing in college at Douala and moved to Rome in 2015. This past season, Eboua scored 7.4 points and grabbed 5.3 rebounds a game with VL Pesaro of the Italian league. “This last year in Pesaro was a great experience for me,” Eboua told ESPN. “They provided a wonderful atmosphere to get better in and I definitely tried to take advantage of that as much as possible. Read Also: UEFA open to seasons ending early due to COVID-19 “I believe NBA teams saw the energy, athleticism, competitiveness I bring every moment I am on the floor and that I’m definitely not afraid of a little contact.” Eboua says he has been working out in Italy but hopes to relocate to Southern California when possible and continue his training there. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Kenyan-born Australian teen Makur Maker, a cousin of NBA player Thon Maker, and Cameroonian forward Paul Eboua, who played in Italy, are entering the 2020 NBA Draft, ESPN reported Saturday. Detroit Pistons forward Thon Maker could be welcoming a cousin into the NBA, with Kenyan-born Australian Makur Maker reportedly making himself available for the 2020 NBA Draft Both hope to be chosen in the NBA Draft that is set for June 25 in New York, but it could be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic that has shut down the league since March 12. Maker, a 6-foot-11 (2.11m) center who most recently played at an Arizona prep school, was born to South Sudanese parents in Kenya but moved to Perth at the age of one in 2001 then relocated to the United States in 2015. Maker, 19, is a mobile big man with ballhandling skills who impressed scouts last summer with a Southern California amateur club. Detroit Pistons forward Thon Maker and Matur Maker, who plays on a Houston Rockets developmental team, are his cousins.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted Content8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCristiano Ronaldo Turns His Hotels Into Coronavirus Hospitals?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Disney Characters Who Would Make Great Role Modelslast_img read more

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Marc Etches – Independence move sees GambleAware secure its new guiding vision

first_imgShare Submit Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share Related Articles GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Speaking exclusively to SBC, Marc Etches Chief Executive of GambleAware details the crucial developments and changes the industry charity has undertaken during the course of 2018, as GambleAware readies for the critical launch of its new UK-wide Safer Gambling advertising campaign…____________SBC: Why has 2018 been such a critical year for GambleAware’s organisation, structure and operations?Marc Etches (Chief Executive – GambleAware): During 2018, GambleAware completed its move to establish a Board that is wholly independent of the gambling industry.  This was necessary to secure public trust and confidence given our central role in commissioning research, education and treatment services.Furthermore, we published our new Strategic Delivery Plan, which demonstrates the dramatic growth we are delivering across all three areas, with a budget of £16m for each of the next two years.  We will triple the number of people getting the various forms of treatment we fund, deliver prevention at scale through our education and harm minimisation initiatives, and commission an ambitious £8 million research programme as agreed with the Gambling Commission. SBC: This year we have witnessed industry consensus on tackling problem-gambling harms, what are your thoughts on these industry-led developments? ME: All forms of gambling carry risk and all sectors of the industry can do more to reduce gambling-related harms.  The industry is judged as one by public opinion, so developing a consensus that tackling harms is a shared imperative should be a priority.   Any steps in this direction from the industry are to be welcomed and should be seen as necessary in running a sustainable and trusted business.SBC: As a charity and gambling-harm support unit, how is GambleAware expanding its support network and structures?ME: We will increasingly look for opportunities to partner with existing organisations to deliver at scale as cost-effectively as possible.  That includes others in the third sector, such as our recent partnership with Citizens Advice, and with the public sector, where we have seen welcome progress with local authorities, devolved governments, public health bodies and the NHS.SBC: Why is GambleAware’s new upcoming marketing campaign such an important initiative. How have you developed a new message to promote to UK audiences?  ME: The Safer Gambling Campaign is fundamentally a public health campaign, highlighting the risks of gambling and signposting people to the help available.  We set up a new, independent Campaign Board to lead the effort. We have invested our time heavily in qualitative and quantitative consumer research, looked at similar campaigns globally, and sought advice from leading academics and public health experts.  We are being as transparent as possible, publishing the research on our website, and have an open invitation to those who may wish to offer advice, as well as an advisory panel with former problem gamblers, treatment providers, other charities and wider stakeholders.”SBC: At a UK policy level, how is GambleAware shaping research and knowledge of gambling addiction as a national health issue?ME: Our research is primarily driven by the Gambling Commission’s research programme, in the context of the National Responsible Gambling Strategy.  Both of these documents are subject to regular consultation and updates.  Based on this evidence, and that being developed around the world, we aim to illuminate the debate around gambling-related harms, and we are working hard to share research in a more comprehensible manner.”_______________Marc Etches – Chief Executive – GambleAware UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

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