The 2017 NBA draft has been conducted and as we reported earlier this week, 5 players of Nigerian descent were in the mix.
Bam Adebayo and OG Anunoby were the only players of Nigerian descent that were selected in the first round while the likes of Wesley Iwundu, Jesusemilore Ojeleye and Ike Anigbogu were picked in the second round.
The Miami Heat selected Center Bam Adebayo with the 14th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, while OG Anunoby went to the Toronto Raptors.
14. Heat: Bam Adebayo (C) – Kentucky
23. Raptors: OG Anunoby (F) – Indiana
33. Magic: Wesley Iwundu (SF) – Kansas State
37. Celtics: Semi Ojeleye (SF) – SMU
47. Pacers: Ike Anigbogu (C) – UCLA