Following the teams sterling performance during the preparatory game to the 2020 Olympics, the Nigeria basketball team, D’Tigers has been ranked in the latest FIBA Power Rankings as the fourth-best team of the 12 countries that will be featuring at the 2020 Olympics behind Australia, Spain and the US.
The power rankings is different from the FIBA World Ranking presented by Nike. It is based on the recent performances of the teams which were determined by dividing the sum of all the win points, tie points, schedule points and bonus points by the number of games played.
D’Tigers recorded astonishing victories over world No.1 USA and fourth ranked Argentina during their exhibition games in Las Vegas recently.
The West Africans lost to the Australian team by 108-69.
Australia are No.1 in the pre-Olympic power rankings after earning three warm-up games victories over the USA, Argentina and Nigeria in Las Vegas.
Spain, second in the world, are also second-placed on the power rankings.