8 NIGERIANS SELECTED IN 2020 NBA DRAFT

Written by on November 20, 2020

EIGHT NIGERIAN TALENTS HAVE BEEN SELECTED INTO THE 2020 NBA DRAFT.

SIX OF THEM WERE SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND, WHILE THE OTHER TWO GOT IN THROUGH THE SECOND ROUND.

ISAAC OKORO GOT DRAFTED AT NO.5 TO THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS. HIS FATHER IS SAID TO HAVE MIGRATED TO AMERICA IN 1980.

ONYEKA OKONGWU IS DRAFTED AT NO. 6 TO NEW YORK KNICKS, WHILE THE MIAMI HEAT SELECTED MEMPHIS FORWARD, PRECIOUS ACHIUWA, WITH THE NO. 20 PICK IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT’S NBA DRAFT, ZEKE NNAJI WENT TO THE DENVER NUGGETS AT NO. 22 AND UDOKA AZUBUIKE GOT DRAFTED AT NO. 27 TO UTAH JAZZ AS WELL AS DESMOND BANE WHO WAS DRAFTED AT NO. 30.

IN THE SECOND ROUND, FORMER NIGERIA NATIONAL TABLE TENNIS PLAYER, DANIEL OTURU, WAS DRAFTED TO THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES AT 33 AND WITH THE NO. 45 OVERALL PICK, THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS SELECTED FORMER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE FORWARD, JORDAN NWORA.


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