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D’Tigers ranked fourth best team in Olympics in FIBA Power Rankings Basketball

Despite being ranked twenty second on the earth, Nigeria’s senior males’s basketball crew, D’Tigers, has been listed because the fourth-best crew within the males’s basketball class on the FIBA Power Rankings at this yr’s Tokyo Olympics because the competitors nears its graduation. D’Tigers received two and misplaced one in every of three exhibition matches in opposition to top-level opposition forward of the Games.

After a record-breaking 90-87 win over a USA facet ranked first on the earth by FIBA of their first match, D’Tigers went on to defeat fourth-ranked Argentina 94-71 of their second exhibition match earlier than bowing to Australia 108-69 of their final exhibition match earlier than the Games. On the FIBA energy rankings, Australia are ranked 1st, with Spain in 2nd place, the USA in third and Nigeria in 4th.

D’Tigers would face Germany, Italy and Australia of their group on the Olympics, with the Italians ranked in seventh place and the Germans in ninth. Coach Mike Brown and the D’Tigers gamers are understood to be trying to develop into the primary African facet to attain a podium end in basketball, they usually must put in plenty of work to attain this feat in Tokyo.


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