12th October, 2010
Michael Scholl of the Detroit Pistons of United States of America has expressedÂ satisfaction with the standard of this yearâ€™s edition of the Nestle Milo sponsored Top 50Â basketball clinic.
Scholl, an American scout who has featured in the clinic since 2003 stated that NigeriaÂ would soon emerge tops in basketball on the continent, stressing that the country haveÂ abundant talents to lift the country to the next level in slam and dunk.
His words: â€œWith a little time and good organisation, I believe Nigeria have what itÂ takes to become the best basketball country in Africa. I have been to about 32 AfricanÂ countries but I think Nigeria stands out in terms of raw talents than Angola.
â€œThe likes of Ayodeji Egbeyemi 6.4ft, Godwin Oknoji 6.8ft and Loyola Marymount, anÂ associate Head Coach with UNIV were discovered in this camp and they have been improvingÂ almost on a daily basis since they arrived the United States,â€ he informed.
Other NBA scouts who featured in this yearâ€™s Milo Top 50 basketball camp are OklahomaÂ City Thunderâ€™s Patrict Engelbrecht and Gallo Fall who is the director of NBA Africa.Â Adeka Odaodu and Lateef Erinfolami led the Nigerian top coaches at the clinic.