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NBBF, Gradoms set to unveil Schools Basketball Development Initiative

In an effort to ensure Nigerian students are exposed and groomed on the game of basketball at an early age, Gradoms Global concepts, a Public Relations and social advocacy agency, today announced its readiness to kick-off its basketball development initiative for students tagged “Schools Dunk Basketball”, mentoring series, to address the prevalent challenges of basketball…

Hoops & Read win basketball Division One League

Hoops & Read basketball club of Lagos have won the 2016 Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Division One League, beating the Defenders 82-60 in the competition’s final match. In the highly entertaining match played on Sunday at the Indoor Sports Hall of Abuja National Stadium, the winners were clearly dominant. Hoops & Read, owned and trained…

Pointing way forward with 3×3 grassroots basketball tournament

As FIBA intends to track the progress of individuals playing at FIBA 3×3 tournaments across the world, one of the nation’s best basketball export Adeola D’brown Folarin is heralding a new innovation to the 3×3 basketball game. The need to empower the inhabitants of the host communities around the nation in a sustainable manner, through…

Nigerian basketball player Nneka Ogwumike wins WNBA’s MVP

Nigerian basketball player Nneka Ogwumike shot her way to the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award for the first time. The league announced Tuesday that the Los Angeles Sparks forward received 31 of the 39 first-place votes from a national media panel. She shot a league-best 66.5 percent from the field, the second highest mark ever….

Coaches say early preparation needed for D’Tigers ahead of 2017 Basketball Nations Cup

Basketball buffs on Tuesday urged the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) to declare a national camp for the senior men’s team, D’Tigers preparation toward the 2017 FIBA Africa Nations Cup. The competition is expected to hold in Brazzaville, Congo at a yet-to-be determined date. D’Tigers emerged the champions of the 2015 edition which held in Tunisia,…

Nigeria is biggest climber on latest FIBA Ranking

Nigeria’s men’s basketball team, D’Tigers have emerged the biggest climber in the latest FIBA world ranking, moving from 25th place to 16th spot. Having won just one game in Brazil, the team’s participation at the Rio 2016 Olympics may have contributed to the upward trend of the team in world stage. By this Ranking, Nigeria…

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