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Atlantic Conference
 1. Customs 1-0 
 2. Delta Force 1-0 
 3. Hoops and Read 1-0 
 4. Kwara Falcons 1-0 
 5. Anambra 0-1 
 6. Comets 0-1 
 7. Oluyole W. 0-1 
 8. Police Baton 0-1 
Savannah Conference
 1. Gombe B. 1-0 
 2. Kano Pillars 1-0 
 3. Niger Potters 1-0 
 4. Abuja 0-0 
 5. AHIP Giants 0-0 
 6. Bauchi Nets 0-1 
 7. Civil Defence 0-1 
 8. Plateau Peaks 0-1 
Last:9/10/2018
African Champions Cup Standings
Group A
 1 ASS Sale 4-1 
 2 ES Rades 4-1 
 3 Interclube 3-2 
 4 City Oilers 2-3 
 5 Kano Pillars 1-4 
 6 ASB NG 1-4 
Group B
 1 US Monastir 5-0 
 2 Libolo 3-2 
 3 GS Petroliers 3-2 
 4 Fer.Beira 2-3 
 5 ASB Mazembe 1-4 
 6 Gombe B. 1-4 
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Last:9/10/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Abubakar USMAN
  Kano P
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Usman, Kano P21.8 
 2. Bayang, Condor20.0 
 3. Yacoubou, Aso M14.8 
 4. Echols, Maxaquene14.3 
 5. Fields, AS Sale14.2 
 6. Zouita, AS Sale13.3 
 7. Ambrosio, 1 D12.4 
 8. Gomes, 1 D12.4 
 9. Akpatchi, Aso M11.8 
 10. Mandlate, Maxaquene11.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joseph MBANG
  Ahly B
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Mbang, Ahly B10.5 
 2. Gomes, 1 D9.4 
 3. Ambrosio, 1 D9.2 
 4. Yacoubou, Aso M9.2 
 5. Echols, Maxaquene8.0 
 6. Adams, Maxaquene7.9 
 7. Kondzy, InterClub7.7 
 8. Koumen, Manga BB7.4 
 9. Rhalimi, AS Sale6.8 
 10. Amboulou, InterClub6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ernest NATO
  Aso Modele
  (--81)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Nato, Aso Modele5.2 
 2. Bourouis, AS Sale3.3 
 3. Usman, Kano P2.8 
 4. Boundou, Manga BB2.8 
 5. Mandlate, Maxaquene2.6 
 6. Kouaane, Ahly B2.5 
 7. Gomes, 1 D2.4 
 8. Ndzondzoko, Inte.2.4 
 9. Mucavel, Maxaquene2.3 
 10. Daudu, Rivers H2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Abubakar USMAN
  Kano P
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Usman, Kano P3.2 
 2. Bukar, Kano P2.2 
 3. Yusuf, Kano P2.0 
 4. Kayembe Mudi.,, ASB1.8 
 5. Koumen, Manga BB1.8 
 6. Bourouis, AS Sale1.7 
 7. Nguia, InterClub1.7 
 8. Yacoubou, Aso M1.4 
 9. Gomes, 1 D1.4 
 10. Buzangu, ASB M1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 
  
  (--)
  Avg: 2
 1. , Rivers Hoopers2.0 
 2. Yacoubou, Aso M1.6 
 3. Kambuy, ASB M1.5 
 4. Naduabum, Kano P1.2 
 5. Adams, Maxaquene1.1 
 6. Zouita, AS Sale1.0 
 7. Aboubakari, Aso M1.0 
 8. Kayembe Mudi.,, ASB1.0 
 9. Kasongo, ASB M0.8 
 10. Koumen, Manga BB0.8 
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Interviews

Interview with former player Olumide Oyedeji - Jun 2, 2019


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SERAFIM KARAISKAKIS
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Olumide
Oyedeji
Olumide Oyedeji (210-C-81) former player of London Lions (United Kingdom-BBL) in an old interview:

Why you decided to be a pro player?

I never expected to be a pro basketball player as I was more focused on education and soccer. I was a soccer player growing up, then I started participating in all other sports like track and field,handball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, table tennis and field hockey. Basketball was my last sports as I found myself getting taller than few of my age group and I always see basketball in front of my class overtime and always watched the senior player s playing basketball while I will be in class studying or taking classes. But I never believed that I will made it in basketball ,until Coach Ayodele Bakare gave me the chance to be with the Nigeria Basketball team to Senegal 1997,although I was the youngest in the team as I was very young and inexperienced, but practice and be with the team gave me confidence and prepared me very well. But my believe came from one of the special person in my life and career Late Rob Meurs ... who made me believe that I can be a pro player, he had been pillar of support to my career,mentor,adviser,confidant and brother until his death. May his soul rest in Peace. While Coach Ayodele Bakare have not only be my Coach, he have always been my mentor and big brother and his impact in my career in huge, he is the one who brought me up and his knowledge of basketball and life is priceless.

There are many players without a job fighting for the same spots, how hard is to wait for your ideal offer and not take the first that comes up considering that the next one may not come soon.

It has been very very difficult every year that you have to wait for job now and then, but I always have a right approach that next year job start now, as your job goes beyond basketball as a professional player. But you have to stay positive, while you are still performing your job during the season, you must be professional enough to know that you can not control what other people think or feel about you, but you can only control yourself and how ready you are for the nest job when it comes unexpected. Means you must take care of your body and always be ready. You can only control that.

Which was the best game you had in your career so far?

I had so many great games... I approach every game tough and ready. A lot of games as I cannot say this is the particular one. But the last I can remember was when Nigeria qualify for the Olympic in London.. I was so excited and was in tears of joy, because that was the only thing that left for me in my career that I have not achieved. I am the only and first Africa player that will ever play in every major basketball tournament in the world. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, OLYMPIC, NBA, EUROLEAGUE, FIBAASIA LEAGUE, FIBA SOUTH AMERICA LEAGUE, COMMONWEALTH GAMES, AFRICA GAMES.

Tell us your strong point and your weakness in your game.

A leader, team first player. I am an energetic player, enforcer, defender, rebounder, better scorer than what label or talk about and a great passer for big man. Always play to win and do anything that will bring success and victory to the team

Which player was the hardest opponent to play against?

Different players bring s different things to the table or have something in his game that makes him difficult. Played again Shaq, Karl Malone, Tim Duncan , Chris Webber and The great Olajuwon was extremely difficult.

Tell about the best teammates you had so far.

I have played with so so many great player .. from Gary Payton, toVin Baker, Patrick Ewing, Tray Mcgrady, Bonzi Wells, Grant Hill, Rashard Lewis, Stephon Marbury and many many more that I can't mentioned due to space and time on this interview. They were all wonderful, I cherish my teammates a lot, I always respect them and they always respect me ... Because those are my solider men that we go to war together on the court... They are all wonderful, as everyone of my team mate in all places that I have played loves me and loves my professionalism

Which coach you want to thank because he made you better player.

I had worked under so many coaches in my career, every coach bring something different and I learnt so many things from every single one of them. I will love to say thank you to them, for giving me opportunity to play for them and played under them, want to thank everyone of them for their support, motivation, believe and trust that they had in me while I was with them all . I always appreciate the act of hospitality that they showed me.

Role player in a big team or star in a smaller one?

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Abdullahi
Kuso
Gunma keeps Kuso for another season - 2 hours ago
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Gunma Crane Thunders (B2 League) re-signed experienced 35-year old Nigerian ex-international forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-111kg-84, college: Tallahassee CC). He was a team leader there last season. In 64 B2 League games he averaged impressive 15.4ppg, 10.7rpg, 3.2apg, 1.3spg and 1.7bpg. Kuso helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. The previous (17-18) season he played at Kagawa (B League) where in 58 games he had 7.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1bpg. Kuso was a member...   [read more]

Josh-Emmanuel
Akognon
Josh-Emmanuel Akognon's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Nigerians playing currently abroad: - 12 days ago
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We bring you last week's top performances from Nigerians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is an experienced former international point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86). He led Henan to a victory over the 11th-ranked Hefei in the Chinese NBL (second division) in Friday night's game.    [read more]

Osaro Rich
Igbineweka
Hamburg keeps Rich Igbineweka for another season - 14 days ago
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Hamburg Towers (ProA) re-signed 20-year old naturalized Nigerian guard Osaro Rich Igbineweka (187-78kg-98). He is the second foreigner player in the roster as USA Austen Rowland signed here earlier.
Rich Igbineweka played there last season. But in 13 ProA games he averaged just 1.6ppg  
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