Nigerian basketball is blazing a trail on the world stage, with Africa’s own ‘stars of the future’ getting the best possible start a little closer to home.
Just three months after Nigeria’s Organized Basketball Network (OBN) academy opened its doors, three of its athletes have won scholarships to play in the United States. Founder and former NBA-star, Obinna Ekezie set up the academy to find Nigeria’s finest young basketballers, and fast track the very best and brightest to play in America.
This is a story of ambition, hope and pride, as young Nigerians follow their dreams to play at the pinnacle of global basketball, the NBA. Is this the beginning of a genuine continental shift in global sports, as agents, leagues and nations look to Africa for future sporting greatness? Watch ‘Nigerian Basketball: shooting for success’ and get the bigger picture.