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Deng: Manute Bol Court in South Sudan is one of my 'most memorable' accomplishments

Apr 12, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Luol Deng (left) is presented the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award by sports writer Mary Schmitt Boyer prior to a game against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena. The award is named after the second commissioner of the NBA and is presented annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to the player, coach or trainer who shows outstanding service and dedication to the community. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 12, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Luol Deng (left) is presented the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award by sports writer Mary Schmitt Boyer prior to a game against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena. The award is named after the second commissioner of the NBA and is presented annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to the player, coach or trainer who shows outstanding service and dedication to the community. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat forward Luol Deng shared a photo of the opening of Manute Bol Court in Juba, South Sudan on his Instagram over the weekend, calling it one of his "most memorable" accomplishments:

Deng lived in South Sudan before his family escaped the country's civil war and headed to Egypt -- where he met Bol -- and then London.

It is unfortunate that Bol, who died in 2010 from a painful skin condition and kidney failure stemming from Stevens-Johnson syndrome, never got to see the court or the impact his legacy had on basketball in Sudan and the country in general.

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But Deng, who won the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 2014, is doing a fantastic job continuing Bol's humanitarian efforts. The Luol Deng Foundation built the court for South Sudanese children to play and learn the game that allowed Bol and Deng to make a great living in the United States.

Check out more photos of the court here.

(H/t Sporting News.)