World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Nigerian Premier League (basketball)

 

Nigerian Premier League (basketball)

Nigerian Premier Basketball League (NPBL)
Sport Basketball
No. of teams 16
Country  Nigeria
Continent FIBA Africa (Africa)
Most recent champion(s) Kano Pillars (5)
Most titles Lagos Islanders
TV partner(s) Supersport
Official website Africabasket.com/Nigeria

The Nigerian Premier Basketball League, often abbreviated to the NPL, is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in Nigeria. The league consists of sixteen teams who are categorized into two conferences based on the geographical location. These conferences are Savannah and the Atlantic. The league is currently sponsored by the DSTV and they have both title and tv rights. The league is referred to as the DSTV Premier Basketball League.

Season

The league usually spans from March till mid year. Each team plays a total of 14 games in a regular season after which the top four teams qualify for the Final Eight Playoffs which usually takes place at the National Stadium Surulere Lagos. The team at the bottom of the table in each conference is relegated from the league. Towards the end of the year, the Division 1 Championship is held to determine who will be promoted to the DSTV League for the new season. In the 2014 season, Royal Hoopers of Rivers State and Niger Potter of Nigers State were both relegated from the Atlantic and Savannah Conference respectively. Accordingly, the Delta Force and FCT Rocks were promoted to the league having won the Division 1 Championship in November 2014.

Amendments were made to the schedule of events this season. At the end of the season, the top six teams from each conference will play conference playoffs to determine the winner of each conference before the top four of each conference will play the Final Eight Playoffs to determine the league winner. This is to increase the number of games played by each team in a particular season.

Clubs

SAVANNAH CONFERENCE

  • Mark Mentors (Abuja)
  • Bauchi Nets B.C.(Bauchi)
  • Kano Pillars (Kano)
  • FCT Rocks (Abuja)
  • Plateau Peaks (Jos)
  • Gombe Bulls (Gombe)
  • Immigrations (Kaduna)
  • Kada Stars (Kaduna)

ATLANTIC CONFERENCE

  • Oluyole Warriors (Ibadan)
  • Dodan Warriors (Lagos)
  • Delta Force (Asaba)
  • Lagos Islanders (Lagos)
  • Nigeria Customs (Lagos)
  • Union Bank Basketball Club(Lagos)
  • Police Baton (Lagos)
  • Kwara Falcons Basketball Club (Ilorin)

External links

  • Africabasket.com League Page
  • FIBA.com League Page
  • BballNaija


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.