Nigerian Representation In NBA Draft 2020 –


Born in Port Harcourt Precious Achiuwa is looking forward to the draft night next week. If Achiuwa is drafted in the top 19, he will be the highest-drafted Nigerian player since Michael Olowkandi, who was selected first overall in 1998 NBA Draft. If he is selected in the first round, he will become the third Nigerian player to be drafted in the first round since 2000, joining Josh Okogie (20th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft) and Festus Ezeli (30th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft).

Precious Achiuwa spoke to media last night and shared his excitement about being able to follow the footsteps of two-time NBA Champion Hakeem Olajuwon and other great Nigerian players in the NBA.

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“Just being able to be in a position like this, these players that have been before me, and they’ve done it at a really high level, and just me being in this type of situation…

Source: Complete Sports