Ejike Ugboaja eyes D’Tigers’ recall after five years

Image result for Ejike UgboajaBC Mark Mentors forward Ejike Ugboaja is hoping to get a recall to Nigeria national basketball team, D’Tigers’ squad ahead of the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

Ugboaja who last featured for the D’Tigers at the London 2012 Olympics feels he can still contribute to the reigning African champions’ title defence later this year after excusing himself from the team for personal reasons.

The 31 -year-old forward was part of the Kano Pillars’ squad that came fourth at the FIBA African Champions Cup in Cairo Egypt averaging 11.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Nigerian Basketball League Champions.

He explains that his reasons for joining the club for the tournament was to evaluate himself ahead of his return.

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