The 23rd edition of the annual flagship basketball competition for secondary schools in Nigeria, the  Milo Basketball Championship comes to an exhilarating climax as the National finals tip off in Lagos on Sunday, July 2nd.

The journey that began with over 11,000 schools across the 36 states and the FCT culminates into a week of basketball fanfare in Lagos. From the state competitions to regional events, it is time to crown the champions at the national finals. 

Twelves teams - 6 male and 6 female, will participate in the National finals, and they have been grouped into two groups - A and B, for the girls.



Topfield College, Lagos

Father O` Connell Science College, Niger

Urhobo Model College, Delta


Bishop Dimieari Grammar School, Bayelsa

Govt Secondary School, Abuja

Gen. Murtala Mohammed College, Adamawa



Topfield College, Lagos

Govt Science Secondary School, Abuja

Kings International College, Oyo


St Jude’s Girls Secondary School, Bayelse

Don Domingos College, Delta

Government Science Secondary School, Taraba

The top two schools from each group will advance to the semi-finals to be played of Thursday, July 6th. The National Finals and the grand closing will be on Friday, July 7th.

The MILO Secondary School Basketball Championship has been a pillar of basketball development in Nigeria for the past 25 years, and has become a platform for the discovery and nurturing of young athletes. Through the decades, the championship has empowered and inspired Nigerian youths using sports as a tool. 

The winners of the last edition - Bishop Dimieari Grammar School and St. Jude`s Girls Secondary School, represented Nigeria at the World School Basketball Championship in Belgrade, Serbia. 

The national finals will hold at the indoor arena of the National Stadium, Surulere.


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