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Christian Popoola Jr. named to All Tournament Team; Ike Obiagu records highest blocks at Nike Global Challenge

Christian Popoola Jr.’s accomplishment for the Pan African Team was recognized at the end of the 2015 Nike Global Challenge as he was named to the All Tournament Team. The 6’3 Lone Peak High School point guard averaged 18.7 points while playing 27:40 minutes in three games. He poured in ...

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Glory Road: Nigeria Women U-16 basketball team on the verge of history 

The nine-player team representing Nigeria at the FIBA Africa Women U-16 Championship in Madagascar has drawn interests, and for good reasons.  The tournament in Madagascar serves as a return for Nigeria into age-grade basketball tournaments after a four-year hiatus, and Nigeria just made its debut at the FIBA Africa Women ...

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Rita James, Eneh Adams, lead Nigeria to 55 – 44 quarter-final victory over Tunisia, advances to Semi-finals

Rita James continued her supreme performance at the quarter-final game against Tunisia, scoring 21 points and picking up 8 rebounds along with 6 steals to seal another win for Nigeria and qualify for the semi-final round. Another star of the night was Eneh Adams who dominated on the boards, picking ...

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Christian Popoola, Udoka Azubuike, Abdulhakim Ado, five other Nigerians represent Africa at Nike Global Challenge

Eight Nigerians are representing Africa at this year’s Nike Global Challenge, the ninth edition of Nike’s annual basketball tournament for high school standouts and U-19 basketball players. Udoka Azubuike, a 6’11 280-pound centre playing for Porter’s House Christian HS, is arguably the star player on the Pan African team

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Victor Oladipo may not represent Nigeria at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Sorry Nigerians, but Victor Oladipo may just have broken some hearts. Basketball enthusiasts hoping to see the Orlando Magic shooting guard join the D’Tigers for next Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil may be saddened by the latest development. USA Basketball, the United States basketball program, invited Oladipo along with other ...

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Jason Ebie, Ben Uzoh and William Ndoumbe combine for 61 points against Warriors on historic night at Landmark Centre

Three starters on the Lagos Islanders team scored in double figures on Friday in a 93 – 60 win against the visiting Oluyole Warriors. On opening night at the Landmark Centre, the team’s alluring new facility where it would be playing all its home games henceforth, Islanders’ backcourt duo, Jason ...

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