Amadou Gallo Fall
Amadou Gallo Fall, the Director of Scouting for the Dallas Mavericks, knows first-hand what it's like to be a promising, young athlete in Africa. A native of Senegal, Fall was serendipitously discovered by a member of the Peace Corps, and eventually received a basketball scholarship in the U.S. After graduating magna cum laude from the University of District of Columbia with a BS in biology, Fall went on to work for the Senegalese Basketball Federation. The squad he assembled won the 1997 African Championship and then went on to participate in the 1998 World Championship. Fall, who served as the director of the Africa 100 Camp in South Africa in 2003 and NBA without Borders Africa in 2004. He returns to Senegal during the summers, and he donates shoes and equipment and organizes basketball camps.
Amadou is also the Executive Director of the basketball academy SEED (Sports for Education and Economic Development) in Thies, Senegal.
Source: NBA.com - Africa 100, Interview with Amadou Gallo Fall