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The National Basketball Association (NBA), American men’s professional basketball league, held its yearly draft last week, were talented basketballers who are eligible and wish to join the league are drafted by clubs

Among the drafted stars, are 8 players of Nigerian heritage.

These players are Precious Achiuwa, Udoka Azubuike, Isaac Okoro, Onyeka Okongwu, Daniel Oturu, Ezekiel “Zeke” Nnaji, Desmond Bane, and Jordan Nwora.  


The development was acknowledged by the NBA and Nigerian basketball fans alike. Taking to Twitter to express their joy.

The current crop of drafted Nigerians, are set to begin their journey in the NBA, joining other veterans with Nigerian heritage, such as current MVP and NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat, Victor Oladipo of Indiana Pacers, and Andre Iguodala of the Miami Heat.

Nigerians across the world keep making us proud and we love to see it!! 

Congratulations to all the players drafted! 

By: Dammy Eneli 

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