2018 NBA Draft


There were four Nigerian players drafted during the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday including the number overall pick DeAndre Ayton to the Phoenix Suns. As you can see in the photo above, Ayton decided to show his love for his Nigerian roots inside of his suit.

Name Draft Pick Team Position University
DeAndre Ayton Phoenix Suns Rd 1, Pick 1 C Arizona
Josh Okogie Minnesota Timberwolves Rd 1, Pick 20 SG/SF Georgia Tech
Chimezie Metu San Antonio Spurs Rd 2, Pick 49 PR/C USC
Kostas Antetokounmpo Dallas Mavericks Rd 2, Pick 60 SF/PR Dayton

Check out Josh Okogie’s celebration with his family:

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