A Look at Nigeria’s Blossoming Basketball Culture

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  • How to Make a Living on the Court
  • Presidential Advice
  • Sponsorships
  • Abiodun Francis Ayetimiyi
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
  • 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

Abiodun Francis Ayetimiyi

AP also spoke with 16-year-old Abiodun Francis Ayetimiyi, a naturally gifted player whose hard work and honed skills earned him a coveted spot at the recent Basketball Without Borders camp in South Africa. He was one of seven Nigerians selected to attend the talent-scouted event.

(Photo: AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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