Champ Oguchi Named 2015 Afrobasket MVP

Nigeria’s shooting guard, Chamberlain ‘champ’ Oguchi, claimed the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of the 2015 Afrobasket after the country’s victory over Angola on Sunday.

The 29-year-old new Anwil Wlocklawek recruit in the Polish Basketball League finished the tournament with an accumulated tally of 116 points and 23 rebounds to inspire D’Tigers to their first-ever success at the biennial basketball continental championships.

He added 3 out of 10 three-point efforts and 7 – all defensive – rebounds as Nigeria secured their first ever win over Angola in their tenth meeting, emerging with a game-high 19 points in Sunday’s final.

As well as winning the MVP, Oguchi made the 2015 All-Star Final and claimed the award for the Best Points having led D’Tigers’ scorers chart, averaging 16.6 points per game.

Chamberlain Oguchi Does His Famous Three-Point Salute Pose During the 2015 Afrobasket in Rades, Tunisia. Image: FIBA.
Chamberlain Oguchi Does His Famous Three-Point Salute Pose During the 2015 Afrobasket in Rades, Tunisia. Image: FIBA.

He is joined in the 2015 Afrobasket All-Star Five by his Nigeria team-mate Al-Farouq Aminu, Angola’s star man, Carlos Morais, Makram Ben Romdhane of Tunisia and Senegal’s Gorgui Dieng.

The victory in Rades, Tunisia, sealed a direct passage to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio for Nigeria.

Runners-up Angola, third-placed team, Tunisia and Senegal will advance to the Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

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