Nigeria Basketball Team Roster, Schedule, Matches FIBA World Cup 2019

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Nigeria Basketball Team Roster & Schedule for FIBA World Cup 2019 China. Find Men’s Basketball Nigerian world cup matches schedule, players & National basketball team squad for FIBA 2019.

The Nigerian basketball team is managed by the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). The Nigerian basketball team is very strong and it is one of the best national basketball teams in the FIBA Africa zone. Nigeria has been ranked 16th in the FIBA World Rankings.

Nigeria is the only African country to ever qualify for the Summer Olympics and FIBA World Olympic Tournament. Nigeria beat Lithuania and Greece. In 2015, Nigeria won its first crown as basketball champion of Africa.

Nigeria Basketball team is in the Group B of Fiba 2019 Championship in which total 6 matches is to be played & 3 matches will be played by each team in the group stages. The other 3 teams are Russia, Argentina & South Korea.

History Of Nigeria Basketball Team

The history of basketball in Nigeria is too old. It was all started in 1950. Walid Zabadne has been deemed father of Nigerian basketball and now he made the president of the Nigerian basketball federation.

Nigeria’s national basketball team joined FIBA in 1964. A team dominated by Nigerian-Americans qualified for the 2006 FIBA World Cup. Nigeria also qualified to the 2012 Summer Olympics. Nigeria took part in the FIBA World Championship 2006 in Japan.

Medals

AfroBasket

  • Gold: (2015)
  • Silver: (1997, 1999, 2003, 2017)
  • Bronze: (1995, 2005, 2011)

All Africa Games

  • Gold: (2011)
  • Bronze: (1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015)

Nigeria Basketball Team Positions during FIBA World Cups

Year Position
1995 3
1997 2
1999 2
2001 5
2003 2
2005 3
2007 5
2009 5
2011 3
2013 7
2015 1
2017 2

Head coaches

  • Vladislav Lučić 1975–1980
  • Sam Vincent 2004–2006
  • Sani Ahmed 2006
  • Robert McCullum 2007
  • John Lucas II 2009
  • Sani Ahmed 2010, 2013
  • Ayo Bakare 2011–2014
  • William Voigt 2015–2017
  • Alexander Nwora 2017

Nigeria Basketball Team Roster & Matches for Basketball World Cup 2019

Nigeria Men's Basketball Team Roster FIBA 2019 World Cup
Nigeria Men’s Basketball Team Roster FIBA 2019 World Cup

*Updated Nigerian Team Squad & Roster for FIBA Basketball World Championship 2019

Player Position Height(Feet-Inch) Birthdate NBA Draft
Caleb Agada GF 6-3 Aug 31, 1994  –
Ibeabuchi Agu G 6-7 May 2, 1997  –
Deji Akindele C 7-1 Apr 2, 1983 Chicago State
Al-Farouq Aminu F 6-9 Sep 21, 1990 Wake Forest
Alade Aminu C 6-10 Sep 14, 1987 Georgia Tech
Ike Diogu PF 6-8 Sep 11, 1983 Arizona State
Eli Abraham Dung PG 6-2 Oct 14, 1994  –
Mike Efevberha G 6-4 Aug 22, 1984 Cal State Northridge
Obi Emegano GF 6-3 Apr 29, 1993 Oral Roberts
Michael Gbinije SF 6-6 Jun 5, 1992 Syracuse
David Godwin SG 6-5 Nov 1, 1996  –
Ekene Ibekwe F 6-9 Jul 19, 1985 Maryland
Ike Iroegbu G 6-2 Mar 14, 1995 Washington State
Tonye Jekiri C 7-0 Jul 23, 1994 Miami (FL)
Bryant Mbamalu SG 6-2 Dec 11, 1991 Louisiana
Tosin Mehinti F 6-9 May 30, 1994 UAB
Onyebuchi Vincent Nwaiwu N/A Aug 20, 1998  –
Ike Nwamu GF 6-5 Jun 3, 1993 UNLV
Lotanna Nwogbo FC 6-8 May 30, 1993 Longwood
Jordan Nwora F 6-7 Sep 9, 1998 Louisville
Chris Obekpa PF 6-9 Nov 14, 1993 UNLV
Uche Ofoegbu GF 6-4 Oct 10, 1993 UNLV
Braxton Ogbueze G 6-1 Nov 23, 1993 Charlotte
Michael Ojo G 6-5 Jun 28, 1989 Lehigh
Augustine Okosun FC 6-11 Jul 4, 1986 Northwood (FL)
Stan Okoye GF 6-6 Apr 10, 1991 Virginia Military
Keith Omoerah GF 6-5 Mar 2, 1992  –
Emmanuel Omogbo PF 6-8 May 28, 1995 Colorado State
Michael Umeh G 6-2 Sep 18, 1984 UNLV
Musa Mohammed Usman GF 6-4 Sep 27, 1991  –
Ben Uzoh SG 6-3 Mar 18, 1988 Tulsa
Abdulwahad Yakubu F 6-7 May 6, 1990  –
Talib Zanna PF 6-9 Oct 1, 1990 Pittsburgh

FIBA World Cup 2019 Nigeria Basketball Team Matches within GROUP B

Date Matches
August 31, 2019 (Saturday) (4:30PM) Russia vs. Nigeria
September 2, 2019 (Monday) (4:30PM) Nigeria vs. Argentina
September 4, 2019 (Wednesday) (4:30PM) Korea vs. Nigeria

Venue : Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan

31 August 2019
Russia   Nigeria
Argentina   South Korea
2 September 2019
Nigeria   Argentina
South Korea   Russia
4 September 2019
South Korea   Nigeria
Russia   Argentina

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