Coach Brown happy with the quality of players in D’Tigers squad
Head coach of Nigeria’s male basketball team, D’Tigers, Mike Brown, has stated that he is delighted with the quality of players currently in the training camp as preparations for the 2020 Olympic games continue.
The former NBA coach also admitted that it would not be an easy task to select the best 12 players to represent Nigeria at the 2020 Olympics this summer.
Coach Brown and the other members of the coaching staff have been evaluating the players in camp since the commencement of training last week.
Brown disclosed to Nigerian reporters that he is very impressed with the talents on display. He also said that the players are good enough to compete with the best around the world. He hailed Gideon George Omohkudu and Warith Alatishe, describing them as proto-typical NBA wings.
“They are long, athletic and energetic. They do a lot for you on both ends of the floor. Their abilities to get to the rim and finish above the defenses is second to none especially for young men their age,” Coach Brown said.
He continued that he was impressed with their defensive contributions as well. “More importantly, their defense they brought to the table so far this week, their ability to rebound, and come up with 50/50 balls at a very high level is commendable.”
D’Tigers Head Coach says no player is guaranteed to make the final cut because there is a lot of quality competition for the forward position. However, he admitted that Omohkudu and Alatishe have a huge role to play in the future.