Win or lose in Friday’s quarter final clash against the United States at ongoing 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup, the Nigeria Women’s basketball team, D'Tigress have announced themselves in a big way to the world.

To further highlight their spectacular show in Spain,  D’Tigress forward Evelyn Akhator is among the 14 players shortlisted for the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup MVP

Akhator has featured in the D’Tigress’ four games totaling 58 points with an average of 14.5 points per game, 10.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists.

The 23-year-old ex-Dallas Wings star will battle 13 others for the coveted prize.

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Other nominees for the award are Ting Shao (China), Emma Meesseman (Belgium), Breanna Stewart (USA), Liz Cambage (Australia), Sandrine Gruda (France), Astou Ndour (Spain).

Tina Charles (USA), Endene Miyem (France), Brittney Griner (USA), Marta Xargay (Spain), Kim Mestdagh (Belgium), Marine Johannes (France) and Alba Torrens (Spain) complete the list.

Formerly doing her thing in the WNBA, Akhator will be playing her club basketball with Turkish giants, Besiktas after the World Cup.


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