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Temple Jam Basketball tournament dunks off November 18

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Eight clubs from Nigeria and across Africa will participate in the inaugural Temple Jam Basketball tournament slated for November 18.

According to the orgsnisers, the round of games will run from November 18 to 24 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere, Lagos. The teams are expected to arrive in Lagos tomorrow.

Eight teams, including Kano Pillars, Oluyole Warriors (Oyo), Comets (Ondo), Anambra Flames, Gombe Bulls and Tema Harbor City (Ghana) have been confirmed for the tournament.

Pillars and Comets are regarded as most dominant Nigerian basketball teams in Nigeria, having won the league many times, while Tema Harbor is a formidable team in Ghana.

The Temple Jam Basketball Tournament, which was announced, last week, is a partnership between the Temple Management Company and the Lagos State Basketball Association.

Former NBA player and one of the organisers of the event, Olumide Oyedeji said: “This club competition has been established to support the development of basketball across Africa and provide a platform for clubs and players to encompass the sporting principles offered through this initiative. This tournament will give 8 teams from across Africa the unique opportunity to compete with the best clubs of the continent.”


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