•Elonu leads D’Tigress to Tokyo
D’Tigers coach, Mike Brown, has listed named eight NBA stars in his ultimate 12-man roster for the 2020 Olympic Video games in Tokyo, Japan with Miami Warmth trio Treasured Achiuwa, Gabe Vincent and KZ Okpala set to make their debuts on the world sports activities showpiece.
The Nigerians are billed to open their Olympics marketing campaign towards Australia on the Saitama Area in Tokyo on July 25, with hopes of creating it to the knockout levels after their spectacular outings at their latest exhibition video games in Las Vegas, the place they beat No.1 ranked United States and fourth-ranked Argentina.
Josh Okogie (Minnesota Timberwolves), Miye Oni (Utah Jazz), Jordan Nwora (Milwaukee Bucks), Caleb Agada (Hapoel Be’er Sheva), Obi Emegano (Fuenlbrada, Spain), Chimezie Metu (Sacramento Kings) and Ike Nwamu (Samara, Russia), are all in line to struggle for a beginning berth on the Video games
Others are centres Ekpe Udoh and Jahlil Okafor (Detroit Pistons). The gamers who did not make the ultimate roster are – Michael Gbinije (Nevėžis Kėdainiai); Stan Okoye (Herbalife Gran Canaria), Ike Ireogbu (Élan Chalon) and Chima Moneke.
Nwora will be a part of up with the crew in Tokyo after his time with the Bucks, who’re presently within the NBA Finals needing one win towards the Phoenix Suns to be topped 2020/21 NBA champions.
D’tigers will face Australia, Germany and Italy in Group of the lads’s Olympics basketball occasion.
D’Tigress coach, Otis Hughley, in his 12-man roster for the Olympics saved religion with veteran captain Adaora Elonu, Aisha Balarabe, Elizabeth Balogun, Promise Amukamara, Atonye Nyingifa, Ezinne Kalu, Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpannah and Ify Ibekwe.
Others are Oderah Chidom, Victoria Macaulay, Erica Ogwumike and Amy Okonkwo.
D’Tigeress will open their Olympics account towards the USA, who they misplaced 93-62 to in an exhibition recreation on Monday, on July 27, earlier than squaring off towards France and hosts, Japan.
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