Basketball: FCT Rocks are NBBF D1 Champions

FCT Rocks and Delta Force will grace the DSTV Premier Basketball League (PBL) next season having triumphed as winners of the Savannah and Atlantic Conference respectively.

FCT Rocks defeated Delta Force 78-77 in the final of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) National Division One Basketball championship at the National Stadium, Abuja, last weekend.

The newly crowned Division One champions will replace relegated Niger Potters in the Savannah Conference while Delta Force moves up the hierarchy in place of former 2-time champions Royal Hoopers of Port-Harcourt, both in the DSTV PBL.

Both promoted teams topped the Savannah and Atlantic Conference respectively after a successful round-robin contest with 5 other teams each from either conference to qualify for a final 5 days playoff in Abuja.

The likes of Tjoba Talents, Osun State Lions, Base Hawks (formerly Naf Rockets), Hoops and Read Basketball Club, Raptors and Delta force competed in the Atlantic Conference.

Champions FCT Rocks dominated Benue Braves, NSCDC Defenders, Dashion Mambas, Apa Flames and Kano Pyramids in the Savannah Conference.


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