Chamberlain Oguchi took his game up several notches against Uganda in Nigeria’s second match at the 2015 Afrobasket in Tunisia, basketballwithinborders.com reports.
The D’Tigers’ shooting guard needed only the first three quarters to drop a cool 30 points. 24 of those points came from downtown as he shot an efficient 57 percent on 8 of 14 from beyond the arc.
He also scored 4 of 4 from the free throw line, while adding 2 assists to his outstanding performance.
Oguchi’s reputation as an efficient shooter on the D’Tigers’ roster came to the fore at the London 2012 Olympic Games, where he dropped 35 points on France, including 8 of 14 from outside the arc.
The Nigerian D’Tigers will rely greatly on his firepower in the absence of Ike Diogu, the team’s solid scorer from inside the paint.
Diogu suffered a grueling leg injury days before the tournament opened, which will most likely put him out for the rest of Afrobasket 2015.