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Union Bank Lagos Basketball Club is a Nigerian professional basketball club. The club competes in the Nigerian Premier League.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.
The Nigerian Premier Basketball League, often abbreviated to the NPL, is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in Nigeria. The league consists of sixteen teams who are categorized into two conferences based on the geographical location. These conferences are Savannah and the Atlantic. The league was sponsored by the DSTV until 2017, who had both title and TV rights through the contract agreement. The league was then referred to as the DSTV Premier Basketball League.
Ndudi Hamani Ebi is a Nigerian professional basketball player for Boulazac Basket Dordogne of the LNB Pro A.
Kwara is a state in Western Nigeria. Its capital is Ilorin. Kwara is located within the North Central geopolitical zone, commonly referred to as the Middle Belt. The primary ethnic group is Yoruba, with significant Nupe, Bariba, and Fulani minorities.
Clube Desportivo 1º de Agosto is a multisports club from Luanda, Angola. The club, founded August 1, 1977, is attached to the Angolan armed forces, which is its main sponsor. Its main team competes in men's football, and its professional basketball team is also noteworthy within the club. The club's colors are red and black. The club won its first title in football, the Angolan League, in 1979. and in basketball in 1980. Handball and Volleyball have also won many titles to the club.
James Samuel Vincent is an American retired professional basketball Player and Coach.
The Nigerian national basketball team is overseen by the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). It is generally considered to be one of the best national basketball teams in the FIBA Africa zone, along with Angola and Senegal. Nigeria will be ranked 16th in the FIBA World Rankings after the 2016 Olympic Men's Basketball Tournament in Rio, making them the top climber in FIBA rankings from last year.
Chamberlain "Champ" Emeka Oguchi is a Nigerian American professional basketball player who last played for Boulazac Basket Dordogne of the LNB Pro B. His name "Emeka" is an abbreviation of the Igbo name "Chukwuemeka".
Obinna Julius Nwosu, is a Nigerian former professional basketball player. He played briefly for the American National Basketball Association's San Antonio Spurs during the 1994–95 NBA season. He also had a career in the Lebanese Basketball League and the Philippine Basketball Association.
The Nigeria women's national basketball team, also known as D'Tigeress, is the national women's basketball team in Nigeria.
The 2003 FIBA Africa Championship was the 22nd FIBA Africa Championship, played under the rules of FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, and the FIBA Africa thereof. The tournament was hosted by Egypt from August 7 to 16 2003.
The FIBA Africa Women's Championship is the women's basketball continental championship of Africa, played biennially under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de Basketball, the basketball sport governing body, and the African zone thereof. The tournament also serves to qualify teams for participation in the quadrennial FIBA World Championship for Women and the Olympic basketball tournament.
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Masai Ujiri is a Nigerian professional basketball executive, former scout and former player, currently serving as the president of the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The 2011 FIBA Africa Championship for Women was the 20th FIBA Africa Championship for Women, played under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de Basketball, the basketball sport governing body, and the African zone thereof. At stake was the berth allocated to Africa in the 2012 Summer Olympics basketball tournament. The tournament was held from September 23–October 2 in Mali.
The 2011 FIBA Africa Women's Clubs Champions Cup was an international basketball tournament that took place at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Surulele, Lagos, Nigeria, from December 5 to 11, 2011. The tournament, organized by FIBA Africa, and hosted by First Deepwater, was contested by 5 clubs in a round robin system followed by a third-place match played by the 3rd and 4th placed teams from the preliminary round and a final played by the two top teams from the same round.
Olaseni Abdul-Jelili "Shane" Lawal is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for Homenetmen Beirut B.C. of the Lebanese Basketball League (LBL). He plays the center position.
Adaora Nnenna Elonu,, is a Nigerian-American basketball forward, who currently plays for the Nigerian's national team and the Atlanta Dream. Elonu played college basketball for Texas A&M, with whom she won the 2011 NCAA Championship.
The African Basketball League is a men's professional basketball league in Africa established with the vision of creating opportunities in the sports industry by capturing the rich entertainment culture of Africans to promote sports tourism.
Kostas Antetokounmpo is a Greek-Nigerian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Texas Legends of the NBA G League. He was drafted 60th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2018 NBA draft, and his draft rights were then traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He attended and played collegiate level basketball in the United States for the Dayton Flyers. He is listed as a 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) power forward. Two of his older brothers, Giannis and Thanasis, have both played in the NBA.
The National Women Basketball League, known as Zenith Women Basketball League for sponsorship reasons is the top-level women's basketball club competition in Nigeria. It is the women's version of Nigeria Premier League organized by the Nigeria Basketball Federation. The league also determines the Nigerian representatives at FIBA Africa Women's Clubs Champions Cup.
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