Ranking in Africa:2
FIBA Ranking: 22
Best player on team:
More information: the national team of Nigeria and is generally considered one of the best in Africa along
with Angola and Senegal.
Recently, the team has enjoyed success due to an orchestrated recruitment of American
college and professional players of Nigerian descent.Moreover, eight players on the team representing Nigeria in the
2009 Afrobasket tournament (where Nigeria is one of the favorites) are American born.