Monthly Archives: November 2019

Hakeem Olajuwon: Basketball Player

Hakeem Olajuwon: Basketball Player Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born January 21, 1963), formerly spelt (and still pronounced as) Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player. From 1984 to 2002, he played the centre position in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors. He led the Rockets to back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995. In 2008, he was inducted into… Read More »

Michael Olowokandi: Basketball Player 

Michael Olowokandi: Basketball Player  Michael Olowokandi (born 3 April 1975) is a British Nigerian former professional basketball player. Born in Lagos and raised in London, he attended college on a basketball scholarship at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and was the number one pick in the 1998 NBA draft, where he was selected as a centre by the Los Angeles Clippers. He… Read More »

Ime Udoka: Basketball Player

Ime Udoka: Basketball Player Ime Sunday Udoka (born August 9, 1977) is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played internationally with the Nigeria national basketball team. Career Udoka, a small forward, attended Portland’s Jefferson High School, and the University of San Francisco, before transferring to Portland State University where he starred for… Read More »

Mfon Udoka: Basketball Player 

Mfon Udoka: Basketball Player Mfon Sunday Udoka (born June 16, 1976) is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player and the new Assistant Coach of the Nigeria women’s national basketball team the D’Tigress. Born in Portland, Oregon, Udoka graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School (1994) in Portland before attending DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois from 1994–1998. She is the sister of former NBA player Ime Udoka. 1998-2003… Read More »

Emeka Okafor: Basketball Player

Emeka Okafor: Basketball Player Early life Okafor was born in Houston, Texas. Both of his parents are natives of Nigeria, and Emeka was the first member of his family born in the United States. His father, Pius Okafor, is a member of the Igbo ethnic group. Okafor’s family moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma when he was young because his father worked for Phillips Petroleum Company,… Read More »

Ekpe Udoh: Basketball Player

Ekpe Udoh: Basketball Player Ekpedeme Friday “Ekpe” Udoh ( born May 20, 1987) is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played high school basketball for Edmond Santa Fe High School and college basketball for the University of Michigan and Baylor University. In the 2010 NBA draft, he was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the sixth overall pick. With a 7’4 ​1⁄2” wingspan, Udoh… Read More »

Festus Ezeli: Basketball Player 

Festus Ezeli: Basketball Player  Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndulue (born October 21, 1989) is a Nigerian former professional basketball player who played five seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Vanderbilt before being selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. Ezeli won an NBA Championship with the Warriors in 2015. He last appeared in the 2016… Read More »

Victor Oladipo: Basketball Player

Victor Oladipo: Basketball Player Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Indiana Hoosiers, wherein the 2012-2013 season he was named the Sporting News Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year, the Co-NABC Defensive Player of the Year, and a first-team All-American by the USBWA and Sporting News. That year he was… Read More »

List Of Nigerian Basket Ball Players

List Of Nigerian Basket Ball Players Basketball Kelenna Azubuike – Golden State Warriors Udoka Azubuike – University of Kansas Yinka Dare – New Jersey Nets Obinna Ekezie – professional basketball player Andre Iguodala – Philadelphia 76ers Jayson Obazuaye Nneka Ogwumike – Los Angeles Sparks Hakeem Olajuwon Michael Olowokandi (born 1975) Ime Udoka – San Antonio Spurs Mfon Udoka – Detroit Shock, Houston Comets, Los Angeles Sparks Emeka Okafor – Phoenix Suns Ekpe Udoh – Milwaukee Bucks Festus… Read More »

Kelenna Azubuike: Basketball Player

Kelenna Azubuike: Basketball Player Kelenna David Azubuike (born 16 December 1983) is an American former professional basketball player and currently the Golden State Warriors television colour analyst on NBC Sports Bay Area. Born in London, England and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Azubuike became a standout player during his play at Victory Christian High School and was eventually recruited to play for the Wildcats of the University of Kentucky.… Read More »