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    Not brand new (December 2020), but still relevant interview with Nigerian NT coach Mike Brown about NT, Olympic goals, Adebayo and Oladipo situation and a bit on future of Nigerian basketball

    https://abc7news.com/sports/nigeria-...stars/8485402/


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    70, Carl, 70. This 44 players pool before World Cup looks a joke now

    D’Tigers’ coaches set to screen 70 players ahead Tokyo Olympics

    The race to represent Nigeria in the basketball event of the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is getting hot as about 70 players are vying for the few slots available.

    The men’s national team, D’Tigers won all their matches at the just concluded Afrobasket qualifiers in Tunisia to book a spot at the 2021 championship billed to hold in Rwanda later in the year.

    Yesterday, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) said 70 players, including those from the Afrobasket qualifiers, would be screened by the national team coaches when the Tokyo Olympics camping begins in July.

    NBBF Vice President, Babs Ogunade, said D’Tigers’ performance at the Afrobasket qualifiers showed that Nigeria has a quality team that will put smiles on the faces of Nigerians at the Olympics.

    “The NBBF is delighted that D’Tigers have booked the ticket for the Afrobasket championship. The next line of action is to organise a training camp at different locations to enable the NBA players in D’Tigers team to have easy access to camping activities.

    “About 70 players will be called to camp with the best players selected for the Olympics. The first phase of the camping will be held in America for the convenience of NBA players. Camping will also hold at various locations to pick the outstanding players for the Olympics,” he said.
    https://guardian.ng/sport/dtigers-co...okyo-olympics/


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    Monte Morris from Denver has committed to play for Nigeria. I guess that's a naturalized player to replace Dinwiddie, who supposed to play for them, but got seriously injured couple of months ago and not expected to return this season. Since I'm not big follower of NBA, I know the name, but I hardly know the player and how much he will he help D'Tigers. One thing is sure that PG was weakest link for years there


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    Very good player. Very very intelligent, great vision, good drive. Like Euro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katastroika View Post
    Very good player. Very very intelligent, great vision, good drive. Like Euro.
    Thnx for info. Then it should be great improvement for them over guys like Ben Uzoh or Iroegbu. Exactly what they needs at PG. Mike Brown knows what he is doing


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    Ekpe Udoh is committed to represent Nigeria in Tokyo, even tho he is not having the best chapter of his career lately, playing limited time in China


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