D'Tigers tune up in US and China
The Nigerian men's basketball team, D'Tigers will be camping in China and the USA ahead of the 2012 Fiba World Olympic Qualifying tournament in Venezuela.
D'Tigers will face Venezuela and Lithuania during the qualifying series and are expected to leave Nigeria for China on Thursday.
Head coach of D'Tigers, Ayo Bakare, have called up players from the USA and Europe to be part of the pre-camping exercise for the Olympic qualifying tournament.
Son of Joe Erico, a former Green Eagles' keeper, Michael Eric made the cut, SuperSport.com can report.
Others called up by Bakare include Olumide Oyedeji, Solomon Alabi, Akin Akingbala, Ike Diogu, Ejike Ugboaja, Ike Ofoegbu, Ezenwa Ukeagu, Alloysius Anagonye, Koko Archibong, Al Farouk Aminu, Melvin Ejim and Ekene Ibekwe.
Ade Dagunduro, Stanley Gumut, Derrick Obasohan, Richard Oruche, Tony Skinn, Usman Abubakar, Michael Ohiero and Noruwa Agho complete the list.
D'Tigers will play six-trial games in China during their three-week camping in the Far East before heading to Houston in the USA for the final camping exercise.
Twelve nations will take part in the Olympic qualifying tournament but only three slots are available to make up the final Olympic teams.