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Nigerians Make History In NBA Draft by baliyubla: 9:09am On Nov 19, 2020
A record number of Eight Nigerians have been drafted into the NBA in the just concluded National Basketball Association (NBA) draft, with 6 players been drafted in the first round and 2 players in the second round.

Isaac Okoro came in as the highest drafted pick, as he was the 5th player picked in the first round by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and was followed closely by Onyeka Okongwu who was selected 6th overall by the Atlanta Hawks.

Others selected were Precious Achiuwa 20th overall/ Miami heat, Zeke Nnaji 22nd overall/ Denver Nuggets, Udoka Azubuike 27th overall/ Utah Jazz, Desmond Bane 30th Overall/ Memphis Grizzlies, Daniel Oturu 33rd Overall/ New York Knicks, Jordan Nwora 45th Overall/ Milwaukee Bucks.

Congratulations to the Young Nigerians.

Re: Nigerians Make History In NBA Draft by baliyubla: 9:10am On Nov 19, 2020
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Re: Nigerians Make History In NBA Draft by baliyubla: 9:12am On Nov 19, 2020
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Re: Nigerians Make History In NBA Draft by Ejiksbooster: 9:21am On Nov 19, 2020
Make NBBF use style recruit these boys into D'Tigers team ASAP. Plus can't help but notice majority of them are from the south.
Re: Nigerians Make History In NBA Draft by Skepticus: 11:34am On Nov 19, 2020
cool

Truely, history was made for Nigerians playing in the NBA.

Congratulations to all that made the cut. It's a major step in the bigger challenges to come, which is staying relevant in the league and ending as an hall of famer.

I'm specially happy for Precious Achiuwa and Udoka Azubuike. Those years of strenuous but dedicated training in the hot sun of our sub-standard basketball courts in PH and Abuja finally paid off.

Also, Jordan Nwora, the coach's son. You made Coach Nwora proud.

Sadly, back home in Nigeria, the silly incompetent and greedy men involved in managing our basketball like most other sports, couldn't make us have a league in about 3 years.

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Re: Nigerians Make History In NBA Draft by adekunle0000: 1:14pm On Nov 19, 2020
Igbo Amaka Nwanne! Biafra to the World!
Re: Nigerians Make History In NBA Draft by robosky02(m): 1:14pm On Nov 19, 2020
Na we





Naija....
Re: Nigerians Make History In NBA Draft by strangest(m): 9:35am On Nov 20, 2020
You will only see SE and SW in feats like this.... The born to rule tribe can never go out there to win anything, just at home fighting for oil while hiding their gold.... Umu eghu... God give us a southern Nigeria.... Food from SW, business from SE and oil from SS.... NORTHern leeches should leave us

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