indeed the future of Nigerian Basketball is bright!. In the space of two days D’Tigers of Nigeria pulled two consecutive victories over World no 1 USA basketball team and World no 4 Argentina in Vegas.
Precious Achiuwa drops 12 points, helping Nigeria cruise to a 94-71 win over Sergio Hernandez side.
Coming from the back of a hard-fought victory over United State of America Basketball team, D’Tigers showed they are ready to be constant threat for top teams, as the Olympics draws close.
Jahlil Okafor led Nigeria with 15 points while Josh Okogie and Chimezie Metu had 10 each. Nigeria limited Argentina to 35.9 percent shooting from the floor while hitting 48.1 percent of its own shots. D’Tigers didn’t make an insane amount of triples this time around, but did well enough in other areas to win in a rout.
As it appears that many pundits and fans where blasting the USA, D’Tigers are making it clearer they are no pushovers. A 23-point win over Argentina shows Nigeria has the talent and coaching to make noise in the upcoming Olympics. Keep an eye on this group going forward.
Upnext for Nigeria will be a friendly against the French National team, on Wednesday.