No fewer than eight male basketball elite teams began a two days competition for the Crown Elite Basketball championship trophy/N1million price money.
The competition dunks-off at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos on July 13 ends July 14.
The organiser, Hanson Oguche, an ex-international told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that it was his one way of giving back to the development of basketball and youths in general.
Oguche said that the two days event would have young elite basketball players compete for the first place championship money which is N1million.
He said that there would also be an exibution game between two female teams to also showcase what the women got to offer.
He added that the two day programme which dunked-off on July 13 ends July 14 would also have several motivational speakers charging the youths to take education seriously.
“I’m delighted to be hear, it’s been a life King dream for me as an ex-international, and I’m confident at the end the young players would learn one or two things.
“Crown Elite Basketball Club has been very much around for long as a foundation to train youths and guide them in the right paths.
“This year we decided to involve them in basketball championship tounerment where the winners takes home a handsome cash reward,” Oguche said.
NAN reports that teams competing for this year’s championship trophy are Ebun Comets, Lagos Islanders, Lagos Legends, Raptors, Edo Beads, Dodan Warriors, The University of Lagos and ABU Knigts.