Basketball: D’Tigers Place 37th In Latest FIBA Rankings
Nigeria men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, have placed 37th in the latest rankings released by FIBA, dropping 18 spots after a few poor performances in their failed quests in the World Cup and pre-qualification tournament for the Olympic Games.
On home soil in Lagos, D’Tigers failed to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. According to FIBA, the D’Tigers racked up 334.9 points to stay 37th in the world and 5th in Africa.
South Sudan, who recently qualified for the Olympic Games, were ranked number one in Africa and 31st in the world.
Recently crowned FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 champions, Germany, have another slice of history to enjoy as they step into the top three of the rankings for the very first time after moving up a massive eight places and onto 759.7 points.
Their stunning success made all the more incredible because of the fact they made the journey to the top step of the podium without tasting defeat.
European power house Spain dropped to second in the world, with the USA taking top spot back with 786.6 points. Germany, Australia and Serbia in that order completes the roster of the world top five teams.
USA reclaim #1 spot in FIBA Men’s World Ranking!
— FIBA (@FIBA) September 15, 2023
D’Tigress of Nigeria
Nigeria’s women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, placed 11th in the latest ranking released by FIBA.