|FIBA ranking||16 1 (9 August 2021)|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Africa|
|National federation||Nigerian Basketball Federation|
|Coach||Otis Hughley Jr.|
|Medals|| (2003, 2005, 2017, 2019)|
|All Africa Games|
Silver: (2007, 2015)
Bronze: (1978, 1999, 2011)
The Nigeria women's national basketball team, also known as D'Tigeress, represents Nigeria in international women's basketball competition, and are regulated by the Nigeria Basketball Federation, the governing body for basketball in Nigeria. Nigeria has one of the most successful women's national teams on the African Continent, being the current African champions.
The Nigerians competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in basketball, one of ten events their national teams qualified for. The Nigerian women's basketball team was one of the twelve teams competing in the event. They earned their berth through a zone qualifying tournament and played in Group A along with Australia, Brazil, Greece, Japan, and Russia.The team went 0–5 in the preliminary round. In the 11/12th place game, they defeated the Korea for a final finish of 11th out of 12 teams. With this win, they became the first women's African basketball team to win a game at the Olympics.
Mfon Udoka was the team's leading scorer and the tournament's second highest scorer. Team athletes Itoro Umoh-Coleman and Joanne Aluka both played high school basketball at Hephzibah High School prior to playing together for Nigeria.
Nigeria qualified for the 2006 FIBA World Championship by winning the 2005 FIBA Africa Championship for Women.They were placed into Group C with China, Russia, and the United States. Nigeria did not qualify for a pass into the second round and were defeated in the 15/16th place game by fellow African representatives Senegal by a score of 66–64. Their tournament record was 0–5.
Nigeria also participated in the 2006 Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne, Australia.
The team attended the FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2007; the qualifying event for African teams attempting to make the 2008 Summer Olympics. Nigeria made it to the quarterfinals of the 2007 FIBA African Championship before losing to Mozambique 69–61. They won fifth place by defeating Cameroon 63–50. The team did not qualify for the Beijing Olympic Games.
The Nigerian squad went undefeated in group play during the 2007 All-Africa Games. They went on to the semi-finals and lost to Mozambique 57–46.
Nigeria has qualified for the 2009 Africa Cup of Nations (basketball) to be held in Libya.
FIBA World Cup
|1966||Did not enter|
|1977||Did not enter|
|1983||Did not enter|
|2000||Did not enter|
Roster for the 2021 Women's Afrobasket.
|Nigeria national basketball team roster|
A 15-player roster was announced on 6 July 2021.The final roster was released on 19 July 2021.
|Nigeria national basketball team – 2020 Summer Olympics roster|
This is a list of former players and coaches, as well as current players who have played on past squads, with their years on the team indicated by the Nigerian flag beneath a given year.
|Joanne Aluka||5||Forward||United States|
|Juliana Ojoshogu Negedu||7||Guard|
|Ugo Oha||8||Center||United States|
|Sam Vincent (basketball)||Coach|
|Itoro Umoh-Coleman||4||Guard||United States|
*Olympic games attended by the squad indicated in this year.
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