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Christian Popoola Jr. named to All Tournament Team; Ike Obiagu records highest blocks at Nike Global Challenge

Christian Popoola Jr.’s accomplishment for the Pan African Team was recognized at the end of the 2015 Nike Global Challenge as he was named to the All Tournament Team. The 6’3 Lone Peak High School point guard averaged 18.7 points while playing 27:40 minutes in three games. He poured in ...

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Backcourt Lockdown! Christian Popoola Jr., Josh Okogie combine for 47 points to lead Pan Africa to 73 – 63 victory over China at Nike Global Challenge

Christian Popoola Jr. was firing from all cylinders yesterday as he led team Pan Africa to its first win against China at Chicago, Illinois, venue of the 2015 Nike Global Challenge. The 6’4 185Ibs point guard from Lone Peak High School had a game-high 25 points, scoring 8 of 19 ...

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Christian Popoola, Udoka Azubuike, Abdulhakim Ado, five other Nigerians represent Africa at Nike Global Challenge

Eight Nigerians are representing Africa at this year’s Nike Global Challenge, the ninth edition of Nike’s annual basketball tournament for high school standouts and U-19 basketball players. Udoka Azubuike, a 6’11 280-pound centre playing for Porter’s House Christian HS, is arguably the star player on the Pan African team

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Sarah Imovbioh Named the ACC Player of the Week

Virginia senior center Sarah Imovbioh has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office and voted on by the Blue Ribbon Panel. Imovbioh led the Cavaliers to a pair of wins last weekend, including a season-opening win over ...

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Sights from NBA Basketball Without Borders Africa

The 12th annual BWB Africa camp took place in Johannesburg, South Africa last week. Participants included Raptors’ Amir Johnson, Piston’s Greg Monroe, Andrei Kirilenko and several NBA head coaches. Raptors President and General Manager Masai Ujiri served as the camp’s director as the 60 of the best players from Africa ...

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