There was never a possibility of JKL Dolphins going the entire National Basketball season unbeaten, a feat they managed as they earned promotion to the topflight division.
That has nonetheless not stopped the club’s ambitious owner Fredricks “Freedom” Owora from setting a playoff target in their maiden season in the country’s top league.
Today offers another stern test of the team’s ambition when they face neigbours UCU Canons in a Mukono derby.
They have performed decently thus far defeating Falcons, Nkumba and Sharing Youth, teams that could occupy the lower echelons of the league.
It is the 68-41 and 87-71 losses against KIU Titans and Our Saviour that seem to have painted a clear picture of where they stand in the 12-team league.
Veteran forward Norman Blick could feature for only the second time this season for JKL having been cleared for the club in time for the loss to Our Saviour 11 days ago.
Perennial playoff semifinalists UCU Canons have meanwhile made an inconsistent start to the season having won only half of their opening six games.
All those losses have however come against Betway Power, KIUT Titans and Pemba Warriors, three teams expected to battle for the title come season end.
Guards Stephen Wundi and Jonathan Egau are averaging 14.1 and 13 points respectively with the latter also averaging a second league best four assists each game.
On Wednesday, Sharing Youth’s first win over City Oilers was prolonged after their game was called off because of bad weather.
National Basketball League Fixtures
Today at Lugogo MTN Arena
Warriors vs. Ndejje 6:00pm
Dolphins vs Canons 8:00pm