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Men’s Basketball Championship jumps off in Port-Harcourt today

The 2015 edition of the National Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship to be hosted in Port Harcourt by the Royal Hoopers Basketball Club will dunk…

The 2015 edition of the National Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship to be hosted in Port Harcourt by the Royal Hoopers Basketball Club will dunk off in Port-Harcourt today and last till December 6.
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) confirmed the hosting of the championship which will decide the promotion of two teams to the DSTV Premier League after a meeting of its technical committee and a representative of the hosts, Royal Hoopers, Ogoh Odaudu in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to NBBF, Odaudu had assured the committee that the city of Port Harcourt was ready to host the first division teams expected for the 8-day championship.
Odaudu, who doubles as the head coach of the host team Royal Hoopers, and member of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) revealed that they are ready to stage a memorable championship having already constituted a 7-man LOC that has since hit the ground running.
He disclosed that the LOC has put in place adequate security arrangements, a functional gym for the competition, standby generator, as well as other logistics for a good championship.
Confirming that all roads lead to Port Harcourt for this year’s edition that will produce replacements for relegated FCT Rocks and Police Batons, the NBBF, said it was impressed with the preparedness of the hosts.
According to the schedule of events, arrival for teams and officials is Friday November 27,while the on-site interface between the federation’s technical officials and the LOC and inspection of facilities will take place same day at 4pm. The technical meeting and opening game for the 2015 edition are both scheduled for Saturday November 28.
The winners and runners-up will both be promoted to the DStv Premier Basketball League in the 2015/2016 season and will receive plaques and medals for their effort. There will be awards for the Most Valuable Player, Best Rebounder and Best Three-point shooter of the tournament.
 

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