November, 22 2021.
As the FIBA Africa Worldcup qualifiers draws closer, the Nigeria Basketball Federation has sent invitation to eighteen players for the trip to Angola.
Returning to the D'Tigers is Captain Ike Diogu who head the list of the invited players. Other notables are Ben Uzoh, Ike Iroegbu and host of foreign players. While five home based players also made the shortlist to be managed by Coach Julius Nwosu and assisted by Rivers Hoopers coach, Ogoh Odaudu.
Owen Oriakhi was rewarded for his prolific performance at the concluded NBBF final eight with his first call up.
Full list of Invited players:
Abdulawahab Yakubu (Gombe Bulls)
Michael Okiki (Gombe Bulls)
Ibe Agu (Gombe Bulls)
Bright Akhuetie (Nigeria Customs)
Owen Oriakhi (Rivers Hoopers)