19 January 2015

NIGERIA : Youth Alive Junior League Begins Weekend

The 2015 season of the Lagos State Junior Basketball tagged "Youth Alive" Junior Basketball League will Jump-ball on Friday 16th January, 2014.
The annual developmental league for Under-15 and 19's which has been remodeled, will for the first time feature schools and academies in separate category and four different traditional basketball venues across the Lagos metropolis will entertain the best amateur basketball players in the state.
According to the Technical Director of the Lagos State Basketball Association who doubles as the Coordinator of the Youth Alive Junior League, Mr Gbade Latona, said the idea is to avail all interested schools and basketball academies an opportunity to participate and reduce travel time of teams to the playing arena during game days.
Traditional basketball courts of Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park, Yaba; Police College, Ikeja; Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos Island and the Ilupeju Basketball Court will all be utilised for the League. Matches will hold simultaneously at all venues on Fridays and Saturdays for the six-month period the League will run.
Opening day fixtures set for this Friday, will see Dodan Warriors Academy 'A' against Raptors Academy Under-19s and Del Basketball Academy battles Raptors Academy in the Under-15 category at the Ilupeju centre.
At the Police College centre, Police Rookies will battle Warlord Academy in the Under-19s, while Phidell play Police Rookies and Diamond Academy against Police Rookies on Saturday.
The Rowe Park Centre will see the River Dragons Under-19s' against Deepbond Under-19s' while Strong Tower and River Dragons battle in the Under-15 category on Friday. The following day will feature Top Field against River Dragons while we will witness the first female match up of the season when Raptors faceoff against Hope '4' Girls at same venue.

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