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2 Nigerian sisters make history in US basketball draft

The Ogwumike sisters in a hug at the ceremony

The only person who wasn’t convinced that Chiney Oguwmike would be the top pick in the 2014 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA )draft was Chiney Oguwmike. Despite admittedly reading multiple mock drafts listing her first, and listening to expert opinions saying the same, the Stanford forward refused to allow herself to believe that her name […]

Ogwumike is WNBA Draft Prospect

•To the RIM... Ogwumike concentrates as she prepares to make a throw

Nigerian-American Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford is expected to be the top overall pick when the WNBA draft draw will take place in Uncasville, Connecticut today. Ogwumike, who was third in the country in scoring this year (26.6 points per game) and fourth in field-goal percentage (60.8 per cent), led the Cardinal to a 29-3 record […]

Basketball: Nigeria Need Wild Card To Redeem Image

•Nigeria’s player,  Al-farouk Aminu, left, shields the ball from USA’s Kobe Bryant during their match at the 2012 Olympic Games in London

Nigeria’s D’Tigers’ failure to secure a ticket for the inaugural FIBA World Cup holding in Spain later this year is still fresh in the memories of many basketball pundits in the country. As the world awaits FIBA’s decision on countries to be granted wildcard for the flagship event, Tijjani Umar, the President of the Nigerian […]

NBA: LeBron, Durant pace All-Star ballot leaders

LeBron James at a press conference

NEW YORK (AFP) – Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James and NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant are the top ballot choices in fan voting for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game announced Thursday. James, who turns 29 on Monday, has the top vote total at 854,105 after guiding the Miami Heat to the NBA title […]

Lagos Int’l B/Ball Classics: 10 Teams Axed For Cheating

•Basketball action between Victory Basketball Academy and ISL Team Basketball Academy in their first match of the Lagos International Basketball Classics at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, yesterday.

No fewer than 10 of the 24 teams which registered for the junior category of the competition at the maiden 3×3 Lagos International Basketball Classics in Lagos were yesterday disqualified from the event. The disqualified teams according to Gbade Olatona, the Technical Director, Lagos State Basketball Association (LSBBF) who is also the event’s co-ordinator, are […]

Lagos Basketball Classics Begins

Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park comes alive as the Lagos International Basketball Classics dunks off today. Beside hosts Nigeria, teams from other African countries such as Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Senegal and Benin are expected to be part of the three-day tournament. According to the chairman, Lagos State Basketball Association, Babs Ogunade, all is […]

FIBA Basketball World Cup : Nigeria scrambles for wild card

Nigeria's basketball team, D'tigers Ike Diogu with the ball during the match with US in last year's Olympics

Nigeria and fourteen other national teams across four zones of the Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA) have submitted their applications for the four wild cards for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. FIBA in a statement on Wednesday said that 15 national teams that participated in their 2013 continental championships were seeking to qualify […]

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