D’Tigers Point Guard, Ben Uzoh in a chat with Basketball governing body, FIBA, tried to recount his First Basket and Assist he made on his international debut playing for Nigeria.
Uzoh has been playing for Nigeria since 2013 when he competed at the AfroBasket Championships in Ivory Coast, with D’Tigers gradually coming up in their subsequent dominance of the continent. Nigeria lost to Senegal by a point in the quarterfinals of that Championships.
On if he remembers his first Basket for Nigeria: “honestly I don’t so much. But I remember that game (against Senegal), I think we took care of business pretty handedly. I don’t think I scored a whole lot, but I may have scored like 10pts” Uzoh told FIBA.
Although he might not vividly recall his first basket for D’Tigers, his first assist is still very fresh in his memory: “I remember the first assist (to Alade Aminu) more than my own bucket. Obviously that was a pretty exciting time.
Uzoh played an integral role in Nigeria’s triumphant team who won the 2015 AfroBasket Championships in Tunisia, also making the team to Rio 2016 Olympics and the 2019 World Cup in China.