The 18th edition of the Olumide Oyedeji Basketball Camp will open at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos from August 28, 2017, 9am to 3pm daily.
The open camp for young players is part of the programmes of the Olumide Oyedeji Foundation which started in the year 2000.
Over the years, more than 45,000 youth players have passed through the camp throughout the world.
According to Oyedeji himself, the registration form for the camp is available at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Complex, Rowe Park, Yaba and the Police College, Ikeja all in Lagos.
The Instructors for the camp for players ages 5 to 18 years boys and girls include national team coach, Scott Nnaji and Michael Brant from Orlando Magic in the NBA. They will be joined by coaches from the NBA Africa Games 2017.
Oyedeji, a former NBA player noted that, the camp is a way of giving back to the society that made him. He added that, celebrity athletes will talk to the players on the importance of playing basketball while they combine it effectively with education.
The camp will move to additional cities in Nigeria that would be named. The camp had in the past been held in Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Osogbo, Jos, Kaduna and Abuja.
Oyedeji, who is also a FIBA Youth Ambassador, noted that, the camp’s MVP would as usual get a scholarship, while the top three players would have the opportunity to go to the NBA Academy. Previous NBA Academy camps held in London, South Africa, Angola, Senegal and Mali.
In previous Oyedeji camp, over 100 players had graduated to play for the Nigerian national teams from the youth level to intermediate, 300 had gone to the United States graduating from college to high school, and over 35 are playing professional basketball outside Nigeria, with 3 playing in the NBA, notable among them is Daniel Ochefu in the Washington Wizards.