While Victor Oladipo was putting up an MVP show in the second NBA Africa game in Johannesburg, South Africa, City Oilers’ guard Jonah Otim and his team Padebrady, were being crowned winners of the 3X3 challenge that was held at Lugogo Indoor stadium.
The event, organized and sponsored by Kwese Free Sports, preceded the live screening of the NBA Africa game and had Ugandan players getting a feel of the Africa Game in South Africa.
Otim teamed up with Mike Madol, Ivan Muhwezi and Gideon Kasasa and the quartet made light work of their opponents all the way to the trophy.
They defeated team ‘However Much’, led by Steven Wundi, in the final to go home as victors. Crane High boys won the U-18 category while Vikings were triumphant in the girls’ group.
At the end of the event, Sylvia Nakazibwe and Michael Sematimba were voted as the two outstanding players in the ladies’ and men’s categories respectively. The two won themselves decoders from Kwese while the winning teams had cash prizes attached to the trophies. NBA merchandise was also given out to the other players on the day.
Team World Dominates
Team World outscored Team Africa 31-20 in the final period and went on to a 108-97 victory. It was the second straight win for Team World, pushing them to 2-0 over Team Africa.
Boston Celtics winger Jaylen Brown led the way for the World team with 15 points, three rebounds and three assists.
New Orleans Pelicans big man DeMarcus Cousins had 11 points to go along with 10 rebounds and two assists, while Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry scored 13 points in addition to seven rebounds and five assists.
Team Africa was led by Victor Oladipo and Emanuel Mudiay. Oladipo scored 28 points along with nine rebounds, five assists and a steal while Mudiay had 22 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.