A Look at Nigeria’s Blossoming Basketball Culture

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  • African Hoop Dreams
  • Hometown Hero
  • The Game Changer
  • Training the Next Generation
  • Aspiring to Dunk
  • Teach Them Young
  • Pay It Forward
  • Hope for the Future
  • A Good Education
  • Spreading Like Wildfire
  • Nigerian Franchises
  • Each One Teach One
  • Impressive Players
  • How to Make a Living on the Court
  • Presidential Advice
  • Sponsorships
  • Abiodun Francis Ayetimiyi
  • Work Hard, Play Hard

African Hoop Dreams

Soccer may be the dominant sport in Nigeria, but a burgeoning basketball culture has begun to blossom in the West African nation. A group of former NBA and college basketball players and experienced coaches have joined forces with the Nigerian Basketball Federation to develop the raw talents of youth from their West African homeland. Keep reading to learn more about the dedicated people working to make Nigeria’s hoop dream a reality.Patrice Peck, with reporting from Associated Press

(Photo: AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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