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No disrespect to other team, but Olympic ticket is ours - Aminu - Aug 8, 2015


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OLUSEGUN IKUESAN
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Al-Farouk Aminu will be making his second appearance for Nigeria if selected by Coach William Voigt and he is confident that Nigeria has what it takes to break the jinx by winning the 2015 Afrobasket and picked a direct RIO 2016 Olympic ticket.

Aminu who is one of the players called up to mentor kids at the 2015 NBA/FIBA Basketball Without Borders and a member of the Team World in the first NBA Africa Games in Johannesburg, South Africa told FIBA that he will be heading straight to France to join the rest of the Nigerian team currently preparing for the 28th Afribasket slated for Tunisia.

The Portland Trailblazers forward says without disrespect to other countries that will be on parade for the August 19 to August 30 championship none can stop Nigeria ambition of gaining direct ticket to the 2016 Olympic Games.

'With the type of players called by Nigeria I am optimistic that this is our year to win the Afrobasket without disrespecting any other country.

'I know that the championship has grown in leap and bound but I am ready to give my hundred percent performances if selected by the coaching crew because I will be happy to return to be part of the Afrobasket again.

Nigeria fall short of making much impact at the 2013 edition after a brilliant start losing a nail-biting quarter-final to Senegal and eventually finished seventh by calling up a strong 26-man preliminary squad this time.

The younger Aminu who recently moved from the Dallas Maverick to Portland Trailblazers believed his talent will guaranty him a place in coach Voigt team to Tunisia.

"Yes, it is a strong squad and that tells you the strong talents available to Nigeria to select from for any major championship like the Afrobasket.

"Nigeria ought to be dominating the Africa continent in all competitions and help raised the point the way forward for other countries to follow the type that was achieved at the 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Venezuela where we beat nations with more pedigree in the game.

"On my part I am ready to fight for a shirt because I want to return for the Afrobasket and help correct our 2013 mistakes.

Nigeria is in group-A alongside host Tunisia, Central Africa Republic and Uganda and Aminu says there is no underrating any team this time.   




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Points Per Game
 Ikechukwu DIOGU
  NGR
  (204-C/F-83)
  Avg: 22
 1. Diogu, NGR22.0 
 2. Benoit, CMR21.8 
 3. Djambo, MLI17.0 
 4. Kante, MLI15.3 
 5. Odoch Opong, UGA15.3 
 6. Adala-Moto, CMR15.0 
 7. Kabasele, COD14.8 
 8. Iroegbu, NGR14.8 
 9. Conde, GUI14.7 
 10. Kabangu, RWA14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Makram BEN ROMDHANE
  TUN
  (204-PF-89)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Ben-Romdhane, TUN10.5 
 2. Benoit, CMR9.3 
 3. Diogu, NGR8.7 
 4. Sidibe, MLI8.3 
 5. Djimrabaye, CAF7.3 
 6. Adala-Moto, CMR7.0 
 7. Shonganya, COD6.8 
 8. Dieng, SEN6.8 
 9. Bamba, IVO6.7 
 10. Akindele, NGR6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Ike IROEGBU
  NGR
  (188-G-95)
  Avg: 5
 1. Iroegbu, NGR5.0 
 2. Kabongo, COD4.8 
 3. Toti, IVO4.7 
 4. Hannah, SEN4.3 
 5. Gasana, RWA4.0 
 6. El-Mabrouk, TUN3.8 
 7. Niang, SEN3.5 
 8. Enabu, UGA3.0 
 9. El Gamal, EGY3.0 
 10. Njoya, CMR3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mahamadou KANTE
  MLI
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Kante, MLI3.3 
 2. Gasana, RWA3.0 
 3. Kabongo, COD2.8 
 4. Benoit, CMR2.0 
 5. Cipriano, ANG2.0 
 6. Sidibe, MLI2.0 
 7. Mbamalu, NGR1.8 
 8. Bamba, IVO1.7 
 9. Diabate, IVO1.7 
 10. Conde, GUI1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Herve KABASELE
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Kabasele, COD2.8 
 2. Kambuy, COD2.5 
 3. Sidibe, MLI1.0 
 4. Diallo, GUI1.0 
 5. NDiaye, SEN1.0 
 6. Akindele, NGR0.8 
 7. Najah, MOR0.8 
 8. Choua, MOR0.8 
 9. Ndoye, SEN0.8 
 10. Prinsloo, RSA0.7 
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