The Nestle Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship, now in its 17th year, will climax with the Finals which will begin today and end on June 6.? Over 10,000 schools from across the country took part in the preliminaries which will now culminate in the finals at the Indoor Sports Complex of the National Stadium, Lagos.
The schools that will feature in the finals of the boys category include, Government Secondary School Barnawa, Kaduna State; St. Augustine Seminary School Ezzamgbo, Ebonyi State; Saint Peter College Idah, Kogi State and Ilupeju Grammar School, Lagos State.
General Murtala College Yola, Adamawa State and St Joseph College Makurdi Benue State qualified as best losers from the Conference play offs.
In the Girls category are Yejide Grammar School Ibadan, Oyo State; Government Secondary School Bida, Niger State; Idia College Benin, Edo State and Government Girls Secondary School Yola, Adamawa State.
St Jude College? Amarata, Balyesa State and Government Secondary School Jogana, Kano State also made the finals as best losers from the Conference play offs.
This year, outstanding players selected from all the participating schools would form an all -stars team that would represent Nigeria at the World College Basketball Championship and other international competitions to be decided by Nigeria Schools Sport Federation (NSSF).
The best 50 players will also be invited to camp in August and will receive tutelage from a team of NBA coaches led by MasaiUjiri of the Toronto Raptors.
Nestle PLC?s Category Manager, Beverages, Femi Akintola told reporters in Lagos that there will be lots of excitement for the players and spectators at this year?s finals where top class musician, Olamide and the Explicit Dance Group will perform live at intervals.
CAPTION: Nestle Milo Secondary Schools Basketball action.