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Abuja 3×3 Slam To Open More Doors For Nigeria Basketball

Abuja 3×3 Slam To Open More Doors For Nigeria Basketball

Following the successful hosting of the Abuja Slam Quest 3×3 Basketball Tournament, organizers of Webber Hoops have promised to spread its reach across Nigeria by promoting the sport at the grassroots.

The tournament in Abuja wrapped up with the New Year celebration when Hillside Elite emerged as men’s champions while TVCC claimed the women’s category.

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Hillside Elite, which had earlier beaten Warriors 7-3 in the semi-finals, defeated NBT Academy 14-4 in the final match played at Jabi Shopping Mall on New Year’s Eve to win the cash prize of N250,000.

Meanwhile, TVCC, which eliminated Connect 7-5 in the semi-final, bagged the cash prize of N250,000 after narrowly edged Titans Academy 6-5 in the final.

Meanwhile, over four days, the inaugural Abuja tournament featured 80 teams, 60 male and 20 female basketball teams, drawn from across the FCT.

The spectacular event continued in December at the 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The CEO of Webber Hoops, Opeyemi Babalola-Webber, was excited with the high turnout of teams in the tournament and has promised to take the game of basketball to every significant city and street in Nigeria.

“We plan to do other big cities across Nigeria and other locations and districts in Abuja. You will see us coming back. It will be a rotary thing, and as soon as we get the required collaboration and sponsorships on board, you will see us doing more of this every week.”

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Webber said, “I am impressed with the level of the players’ skills here, and they have all come out with the full force to play, and I believe that the best team emerged the winner in both the female and male categories.”

“Before arriving here from Lagos, we were not sure we could get half this number of players and teams, but in the end, we had to carefully work out the details of managing the large turnout. Our drive is to get more Nigerians involved, mainly to get any form of basketball courts in the communities.

“When you see this large number in tournaments, one is quite encouraged and excited because you already know that any court we can build would be put to good use,” he said

Basketball thrives as a game of fun and entertainment, and the Abuja 3×3 Slam Quest was no different as it was loved by the players, fans, and administrators alike.

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