Names of Nigerians in the NBA and their teams
Nigerians in NBA

Names of Nigerians in the NBA and their teams

Nigeria is the most represented African country in the National Basketball League. There are a handful of Nigerians both those born in Nigeria and those of Nigerian heritage.

In this piece we will all name all the Nigerian players including those playing for other countries but are of Nigerian heritage.

Here are the names of Nigerians in the NBA for the 2022 season

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks
2. Thanasis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks
3. Jordan Nwora – Milwaukee Bucks
4. Semi Ajayi – Milwaukee Bucks
5. Ayo Dosunmu – Chicago Bulls
6. Bam Adebayo – Miami Heat
7. KZ Okpala – Miami Heat
8. Victor Oladipo – Miami Heat
9. Gabe Vincent – Miami Heat
10. Isaac Okoro – Cleveland Cavaliers
11. Precious Achiuwa – Toronto Raptors
12. OG Annonoby – Toronto Raptors
13. Onyeka Okongwu – Atlanta Hawks
14. Chuma Okeke- Orlando Magic
15. Andre Iguodala – Golden State Warriors
16. Deandre Ayeton – Phoenix Suns
17. Udoka Azubuike – Utah Jazz
18. Desmond Bane – Memphis Grizzlies
19. Zeke Nnaji – Denver Nuggets
20. Josh Okogie – Minnesota Timberwolves
21. Chimezie Metu – Sacramento Kings
22. Usman Garba (PF)- Houston Rockets
23. David Nwaba (SF)- Houston Rockets

Currently, there are 23 players of Nigerian descent in the NBA with Miami Heats and Milwaukee Bucks where you can find the most of them (4).

Only Precious Achiuwa, Chimezie Metu, KZ Okpala, Jordan Nwora, Josh Okogie, Gabe Vincent, and Jordan Nwora are currently members of Nigeria men’s national team (D’Tigers).

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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