Basketball: NBBF Name Final Squad For Commonwealth Games
The Nigeria Basketball Federation has released its official team roster for the XXI Commonwealth Games.
The team list compiled by the Technical Crew led by Coach Alex Nwora following months of camping in Lagos for the competition was made public on Tuesday by NBBF secretary, Chimezie Asiegbu.
The team made up of 6 home based players and 6 foreign based players will be captained by Ike Diogu who plies his trade with Henan in the Chinese league.
Diogu was also influential in the team’s run of 3 straight wins in the 2nd window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers with an average of 17.7 points made per game.
From the home front, Azuoma Dike of Kano Pillars will be leading the Nigerian legion comprising fellow Kano Pillars team mates Abdul Yahaya and Dung Eli Abraham.
Also, after a sterling performance for Stony Brooks in the 2016-2017 NCAA season, Uchenna Ireogbu will be making his national team debut for Nigeria in Australia.
Nigeria is in Group B alongside host- Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Coach Nwora will be assisted by Aderemi Adewunmi and Mohammed Abdulrahman.
Ike Diogu (Henan, CHINA)
Uchenna Ireogbu (Stony Brooks, NCAA, USA)
Dung Eli Abraham- (Kano Pillars (NIGERIA)
Azuoma Dike – (Kano Pillars, NIGERIA)
Olantunji Olalekan Graham- (Unattached, USA)
Ofoegbu Uchechi Chima – (Unattached, USA)
Musa Usman (Mark Mentors, NIGERIA)
Abdulwahab Yakubu (Gombe Bulls, Nigeria)
Istifanus Sylvanus (Gombe Bulls, Nigeria)
Abdul Yahaya (Kano Pillars)
Achiuwa God’sgift Onyekachi (Unattached, USA)
Orizu Prince Ifeanyi (Far Eastern University, PHILIPHINES)