Nigeria

Five Brief Takeaways from First Six Exhibitions

As the Nigerian Senior Men’s Basketball team head into the final leg of their U.S based training camp, check out our analysis of the teams’ progression so far. Improved outside shooting: At Afrobasket 2015, D’Tigers shot 31.7% from [...]

Onuaku & Gbinije Continue Seven Year Trend For Nigerian Atheltes In NBA Draft

The last six years has seen at least one player of Nigerian descent selected in the highly anticipated NBA Draft. The same trend continued on Thursday night as two players of Nigerian descent were selected in [...]

Reflections From France – Nigeria Women’s Basketball

With Belarus securing the last spot for the 2016 Women’s Basketball competition at the Rio Olympics after a 17 point win over Korea today. Nigerian fans can only look back at the events from last week and ponder on [...]

Team Nigeria – Training Camp Player Profiles

By Zion Olojede   Name: Josh Akognon Age: 30 Height: 5’11 Position: PG Place of Birth: Greenbrae, California College: Cal State Fullerton Club: Dinamo Sassari (Italy) Accomplishments: 3x CBA three-point leader, stint with Dallas Mavericks. Name: [...]

Nigeria Basketball Announces 27 Player Roster For Olympic Camp

By Zion Olojede With the training camp for the 2016 Rio Olympics around the corner, the Nigerian Basketball Federation released the Olympic preliminary roster on Tuesday. Along with the 12 returning Afrobasket champs, the roster features [...]