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NBA draft: D’Tigers Voigt Sees Bright Future For Nigeria

Five players of Nigerian descent were among the talented basketball players selected with the 2017 NBA Draft late on Thursday. The unprecedented number is just one year into the NBA got the national coach of Nigeria William Voigt quite excited and he reacted to the development in a sentence reports Extrasportsnigeria.com. Voigt who won Nigeria its first African cup has …

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NBBF Elects New Board Till 2021

The Nigeria Basketball Federation on Monday elected members into the board that will run the affairs of the sports till 2021. Those elected are Tijjani Umar- president and North East rep, Olumide Oyedeji, Vice president and FIBA world rep, Alh Muktar Kaleh, FIBA Africa rep, Dr Joseph Adeyemo from Kwara, North Central rep, Mustapha Suleiman from Kano, North West rep, …

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Basketball family shall be united once again- Musa Kida

As part of his election manifesto, Engineer Musa Kida has re-stated the need to unite the divided house of Basketball in Nigeria under one umbrella for effective coordination and development. Speaking at the weekend in Lagos, Kida revealed that the crisis which has troubled the sports in recent years has left so much to be desired and has really affected …

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Hoopers survive late scare to beat Hoops & Read

Rivers Hoopers made it back to back wins in Lagos, surviving a late scare to beat newly promoted Hoops & Read 59-63 on Saturday. Ronald Alalibo scored 17 points and 4 rebounds, Emmanuel Balogun contributed 11 points and 7 rebounds in the game while Solomon Ajegbeyi missed out on his fifth double – double of the season falling short in …

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Kida: NBBF Will Wear A New Face Under Me

The Presidential candidate for the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engineer Musa Kida has assured that that under his watch, the NBBF will put machinery in motion to ensure that the country realises its full potential in 3×3 basketball if elected. Kida believes the country has the potential to become a serious contender and champion at the world stage if the enabling …

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Ondo, Lagos Join Other Champions at the National Finals of the 2017 Milo Basketball Championship

Akure, Nigeria: May 31, 2017 – Two schools, Greater Tomorrow International College, Akoko, Ondo State and Wesley Girls Secondary School, Lagos, have emerged champions at the just concluded Western Conference of the 2017 Milo Basketball Championship. Greater Tomorrow International College, Akoko, Ondo State won in the male category after defeating Greenlands Academy, Abeokuta, finishing 43 – 38. While in the …

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OSBBA salute Greater Tomorrow College for emerging Western Conference Champion

The Ondo Basketball Association (OSBBA) has congratulated winner of the Western Conference winner of the 2017 Nestlé Milo Secondary School championship, Greater Tomorrow International College, Arigidi, Akoko, Ondo State. The Ondo State champion defeated University of Lagos International School in a pulsating final of the boys category last Wednesday by 43-38 points to book a place for national final slated …

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We’ll Qualify For 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup- Okoye

Nigerian national basketball team forward, Stan Okoye is optimistic about the chances of D’Tigers qualifying for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup billed for China. The reigning Afrobasket champions have been drawn in Group along with Mali, Uganda and Rwanda for the qualifiers scheduled to hold in China from 31st August to the 15th of September 2017. Okoye who last …

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Fenerbahçe win 2017 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four

Fenerbahçe have won 2017 Turkish Airlines basket Euroleague Season with a resounding victory over OlympiacosPireus. The result stood at 80:64 at the end of the fourth quarter at the Sinan Erdem Dome. The four best European teams have competed last weekend in the Final Four, the final stage of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2017, held in Istanbul. Curiously, all of …

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Milo Basketball Championship Gets Hotter

-Ebonyi, Bayelsa Qualify For Lagos Finals The Indoor Sports Hall of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, was thrown into a loud state of excitement when the final whistle blew to put an end to the Equatorial Conference of the 2017 Milo Basketball Championship as Ebonyi’s St. Augustine’s Seminary, Ezzamgbo defeated Bayelsa’s Belary Schools, Yenegoa, 31 – 20. Widely excited fans …

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