The official logo of the Basketball Africa League was unveiled in Rwanda on Thursday.

The logo features a silhouette of a player taking a jump shot on a green, red, yellow, and royal blue background.

The red and royal blue connect the logo "back to the NBA, while also symbolizing love, energy, confidence and strength," released the NBA in a statement.

The green and the yellow "speak to Africa's optimism, joy and wisdom, while celebrating health, harmony and environment."

"The shape of the logo and the use of a player silhouette connect to the visual structure of the NBA's family of logos, which includes the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League. The use of a player taking a jump shot also speaks to one of the most fundamental plays in the game of basketball," according to the league.

The inaugural BAL season includes 12 teams across the continent.