Basketball:Mack pleased with Nwora's time away

By Daily Sports on July 11, 2018

Views: 261

Louisville forward Jordan Nwora had a very productive couple of weeks playing for the Nigerian National Team. His new coach seems pleased with the performance as well.

Nwora, who played very productive minutes during his time with the D'Tigers, scored 36 in a game, but it was his rebounding that impressed Mack.

"We all know he is a scorer and a shooter, but I liked his rebounding," Mack said. "He averaged nearly double-figure rebounds. ...Jordan has so much more to his game than just shooting the ball."

Nwora said he felt stronger during his time with the Nigerian Team. He gave credit to Louisville's new strength and conditioning program.

"We have definitely been working hard in the weight room," Nwora noted.

That extra strength came in handy. Mack said the tough thing about international basketball is that collegiate players must square off against older players.

"These are grown men with wives and families," Mack said.

Nwora played about half the first two games before exploding with a big final performance. He said it took a little getting used to. He said he felt like he needed to earn his keep, especially given that his father was the coach.

"It was getting used to the pace of how they play and kind of changing my mindset a little bit," Nwora said. "It was a lot more physical, and for me it was about not trying to force too many things."

When asked if he'd encourage other collegiate players to play internationally, Mack smiled and said, "as long as they don't get hurt."

(Cardinal Sports)

Source Daily Sports

Posted July 11, 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


You may also like...
North Korea makes U-turn, calls off joint Olympic...

Nigerian-born DE Ade Aruna’s tough journey to join...

Onyekuru issued UK visa for transfer talks

Russia warned of suspension from Euro 2016

Wike merges Sharks, Dolphins to form Rivers United...

Anichebe to help end Sunderland’s goal drought: Moyes...


Latest News Iheanacho on song, celebrates as Leicester end barren run with win Vs Huddersfield Salah strikes in win vs. Southampton to send Liverpool top of EPL table Poor start for D’Tigress 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup Badminton superstar diagnosed with cancer Modric given suspended prison sentence in tax case Mourinho ‘expected more’ from players as Wolves hold Man Utd to draw Guardiola hails Riyad Mahrez as an “incredibly talented” player after first goals for Man City help thrash Cardiff James Rodriguez marks first league start of the season with goal as Bayern Munich maintain 100% winning start to the season Lemar takes the weight off of Atletico Harry Kane and Erik Lamela strike as Spurs return to winning ways Neymar is the Kim Kardashian of football’ – Barton slams PSG superstar Lagos SWAN hails re-election of Pinnick, Akinwunmi as NFF supremos, says one good ‘term’ deserves another


Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (44,283 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (36,398 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,188 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (34,260 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (33,311 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (33,115 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (32,563 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (32,250 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (31,464 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (29,536 views) World Cup Friendlies: Eagles Beware! (28,716 views) Let’s save Kelechi Emeteole's life! Let’s follow Omeruo, others' shining examples (28,679 views)




News Athletics (254) Basketball (114) Boxing (508) Columnists (330) Euro Soccer Update (3180) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (44) Golf (64) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (2) News (4247) NPL Glo Premier League (957) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (5) Tennis (446)



Classic games


Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976

Email addresses

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.

Social Media