Aminu and Lawal named in Nigeria's 17-man preliminary squad for June-July action
LAGOS (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers) – Alade Aminu and Olaseni Lawal are set to return to the Nigeria national team for the upcoming second-leg of Group B of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers.
The duo - who last represented Nigeria at 2016 Rio Olympics - have been named in a 17-man preliminary squad announced by the country's Basketball Federation on Sunday.
|Nigeria 17-player preliminary squad for second-leg of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers|
|Jesse Adekoya||Alade Aminu||Apochi Agada||Abdul Aziz Attah|
|Ike Diogu||Mike Efevberha||Obinna Emenago||Moses Kinglsey|
|Olaseni Lawal||Bryant Mbamalu||Idowu Mehinti||Jordan Nwora|
|Jai Braxton Ogbueze||Augustine Okosun||Keith Omoerah||Ben Uzoh|
From June 29 - July 1, Nigeria will host Uganda, Rwanda, and Mali in an attempt to secure one of Group B's three spots available for the 12-team Second Round of the African Qualifiers.
Alex Nwora's men currently lead their group thanks to three wins in as many games achieved in February in Mali.