Nigeria Takes Over 2020 NBA Draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers select Isaac Okoro with the #5 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Image Via @AuburnMBB Twitter

One of the main storylines coming of out of the 2020 NBA Draft was the record number of Nigerians drafted. There was a record of 8 Nigerians that got drafted including 6 players drafted as first round picks. Here’s the breakdown of the draft picks:

NAMETEAMDRAFTCOLLEGE
Isaac OkoroCleveland CavaliersRd 1, 5thAuburn
Onyeka OkongwuAtlanta HawksRd 1, 6thUSC
Precious AchiuwaMiami HeatRd 1, 20thMemphis
Zeke NnajiDenver NuggetsRd 1, 22ndArizona
Udoka AzubuikeUtah JazzRd 1, 27thKansas
Desmond BaneMemphis GrizzliesRd 1, 30thTCU
Daniel OturuLos Angeles ClippersRd 2, 33rdMinnesota
Jordan NworaMilwaukee BucksRd 2, 45thLouisville

Here is a recap of some reactions below:

The growth of the basketball in Nigeria is just getting started and we’ll continue to see more Nigerian stars in the NBA to add current stars like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bam Adebayo, and Victor Oladipo amongst others.

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