Marcus Smart and Evan Turner will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa to play in the NBA Showcase in Africa.
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By Zack Cox
Before the Boston Celtics visit Italy, Spain and Mexico later this year, three members of the C’s organization also will be making a trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, to participate in the NBA Africa Game 2015.
The event, which will be held Aug. 1 and benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, SOS Children’s Villages Association of South Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, pits one team of NBA players from around the world against Team Africa — a collection of first- and second-generation African players.
The Celtics will play two preseason games in Europe this October — one in Italy against Olimpia Milan and another in Spain against Real Madrid — and a regular-season game in Mexico City against the Sacramento Kings this December.