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rist Wamba has come a long way. The 17-year-old fled Congo in 2015 at a time of political protest and violence. Now, he's training with the Greek League basketball team and dreaming of making it big in the US.>> In Congo we don't have food, we don't have money.
But me, I don't care about when I don't have food, I prefer to use my time on the court. I don't have shoes to play basket. I play with flip-flop, sometimes with nothing, without the shoes, only my legs. And all my legs was with like, blood sometime.>> Wamba made it to Europe by undertaking the same perilous journey as many migrants.
He crossed the Mediterranean in an overcrowded dingy with nothing but his clothes and a basketball. He spent months at a migrant camp on the Greek Island of Lesbos. There, he passed the time working on his game. Learning tips by watching NBA videos, Wamba filmed himself jumping and dunking.
He uploaded the video of his skills to Athlenda, a startup which helps young sports talent get noticed. That's when he got spotted. And since June this year, he's been training with the Thessaloniki Aris team.>>
> Now with a growing selection of sneakers, Wamba has applied for asylum in Greece.
Next stop he hopes, just might be the NBA.>> Practice, only practicing more, one day my dream, it will become true.