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From N.B.A. Bench Player to Cult Hero in Turkey

ISTANBUL The American basketball player Ekpe Udoh ambles through his club in Istanbul the way a modern-day Gulliver might walk through Lilliput. Mr. Udoh, 30, is a 6-foot-10 colossus. The hundreds of fans waiting for him at the Fenerbahce sports club are significantly shorter. And like the diminutive Lilliputians in Jonathan Swift’s satire, they don’t

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Azouma Dike Drops 38 Points to Fire Kano Pillars To Victory Over NSCDC Defenders

Azouma Dike dropped a whopping 38 points to help fire Kano Pillars to victory over the NSCDC Defenders in last weekends game of the Kwese Premier Basketball League. The game got on and was well interesting, it was a dunk and block affair as both teams came up with some really impressive performances.  The first

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The Abuja Derby (Mark Mentors vs NSCDC Defenders)

The Kwese Premier Basketball League will witness split support and cheers from the Abuja-based fans today as Mark Mentors are set to slug it out with NSCDC Defenders n the Abuja Derby. Friends may become temporal foes and families may deny their kinship all in a bid to show unwavering support to their teams. Facts

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Challenge Accepted’ – Akashili

LAGOS (FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women) – First Bank guard Nkechi Akashili has always made call-ups for the Nigeria national team D’ Tigress playing her role in getting qualification for major championships. However, she has not been lucky when it mattered most. From her U18 days, Akashili established herself as a force to reckon. “First

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Meet Daniel Edozie Our Top Player For The Week

On 9jahoops Top Player  Column  this week  Bristol Flyers’ forward Daniel Edozie is on the spotlight. Daniel Edozie  was born in London and spent his early years in Britain before moving to the USA.  His story is such an inspiring one and will be told on here too. Today is entirely a Q & A

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#Rio2016: Nigeria is More than Up For The Challenge. – Chamberlein Oguchi

(2016 Rio Olympics) – History shows us that Africa’s teams have struggled to make an impact at Olympic Games. No side from the continent has reached the podium. But history also shows us that there never been an African team like the current version of Nigeria. This is a side that has strength at all positions. There is

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Ogoke: Nigeria Has The Right Pieces To Reach The Olympics

Nigeria’s point guard Sarah Ogoke, who last October helped her country claim a third-place finish atAfroBasket Women 2015 held in Yaounde, Cameroon, insists they can succeed at this summer’s FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT). The 12-team WOQT will take place in Nantes, France, from 13-19 June, and Ogoke and her teammates will need to win

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What are the Chances of African Teams Making it In The FIBA OQT Group Phase

  None of the three African teams (Angola, Senegal and Tunisia) involved in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) are favourites, but they remain upbeat about their chances in the competition. With the exception of Nigeria, who shocked the basketball world four years ago in Caracas, Venezuela, to grab one of the three tickets to reach

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Olu Babalola Signs For London Lions

London Lions landed 35-year old forward Olu Babalola. He supposed to play at Cheshire Phoenix in British BBL league. In three games he averaged 5.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.3apg and 2.0spg this season. Babalola also played at Manchester Giants earlier that season. In 9 BBL games he had 9.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.3apg. The last season he played

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Victor Oladipo Left Out of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team Finalists Roster

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo has been left out of the U.S Olympic Men’s Basketball Team roster. Does this look like good news to Nigeria whom are keen on luring Victor to dorn the green jersey of his home country? As the months roll by, alot will happen and decisions will be made. Meanwhile three-time

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