One of the underrated news stories this month was the announcement that Brooklyn Nets star guard Spencer Dinwiddie is attempting to play for the Nigeria National Team in the upcoming Olympics in 2021. According to reports, Dinwiddie is acquiring a Nigerian passport to play for the D’Tigers. Dinwiddie did not get an invite to play for Team USA Olympic team, so he began to look for other options to make an Olympic appearance. Dinwiddle would be joining the Nigeria team as a naturalized player similar to Serge Ibaka playing for Spain during the 2012 Olympics.
This past Saturday, Prince Tega Wanogho NFL dream came true when the Philadelphia Eagles selected him in the 6th round. If you haven’t heard Prince’s journey, please check out his story below that the NFL put together.
The 2020 NFL Draft concluded last night and we had eleven Nigerians drafted. There will probably be more guys that get signed as undrafted free agents, but we wanted to highlighted guys that were blessed to get call during the three day virtual NFL Draft.
The 2020 NFL Draft took place last night and we had two of our guys drafted in the 1st round. The Detroit Lions selected Jeff Okudah with the 3rd pick. Okudah is the All-American cornerback out of The Ohio State University. The Lions will look for Okudah to make an immediate impact this season.
On Friday night, Erica Ogwumike was drafted in the third round of the 2020 WNBA Draft by the New York Liberty. She was later traded to the Minnesota Lynx. Erica now joins her sisters Nneka & Chiney of the Los Angeles Sparks as the third Ogwumike sister in the WNBA. Congrats to the Ogwumike family on this amazing accomplishment. It is truly a blessing to have three sisters in the league playing at the same time especially when Nneka and Chiney are some of the faces/stars of the WNBA. Nneka is a former WNBA Most Valuable Player winner (2016),WNBA Champion (2016), and is the current Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) President. Chiney is a two-time WNBA All Star and the Vice President of the WNBPA. Also, Chiney is becoming one of the rising sports personality and analyst in the business. Like her sisters, I expect nothing but great things for Erica both on and off the court. We will all be looking forward to the Lynx vs Sparks games once the WNBA season resumes.