Buchi Nwaiwu had an outstanding performance at the FIBA Africa Zone 3 Qualifiers in December 2018, He was voted the most valuable player and also made the All Star team of the Zone 3 Qualifiers in Cotonou.

This outstanding performance by the River Hoopers forward has earned him an invite to the Nigeria senior men’s national team D’Tigers.

The management of Rivers Hoopers confirmed the invitation of the forward to the D’Tigers camp in preparation for the final round of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers in Abidjan this month. An elated Nwaiwu expressed his happiness and admitted that serious hardwork has made his dream of getting a call up come true quicker than expected.

 The FIBA World Cup Qualifiers takes place in Abidjan from February 22-24.