BEVERLY HILLS, July 29, (THEWILL) – The continental governing body of FIBA has nominated Chamberlain Oguchi, ex-D’Tigers guard, as Nigeria’s best basketball player in the last decade.
This was disclosed in the second part of FIBA Africa’s ranking of the continent’s 10 best players of the last decade.
Other athletes who made the list were D’Tigers captain, Ike Diogu and Orlando Magic power forward, Al-Farouk Aminu.
The Nigerians were selected from an initial list of 55 top African players based on their impact at club and national team’s participation at FIBA competitions which ran from 2010 to 2020.
Oguchi got to his position as African great after helping Nigeria to their first-ever Afrobasket championship title in 2015 in Tunisia, a performance that earned him the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award.
THEWILL reports that the top 10 African players of the decade include: Morocco’s Abdelali Lahrichi, Senegal, and Memphis Grizzlies’ Gorgui Dieng, Tunisian stars, Makram Ben Romdhane and Salah Mejri, Angolans Eduardo Mingas and Carlos Morais.