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#NBADraft17: Congrats! Five Nigerians Drafted into the NBA



Five Nigerians have been selected to play in the new Basketball season by the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Bam Adebayo, OG Anunoby,Wesley Iwundu, Sam Ojeleye and Ike Anigbogu were selected in the 2017 annual NBA drafting list of 60.

Bam Adebayo was picked by Miami Heat.

OG Anunoby was picked by the Toronto Raptors.

Wesley Iwundu was picked by Orlando Magic.

Semi Ojeleye was picked by the Boston Celtics.

Ike Anigbogu  47th on the list, picked by the Indiana Pacers.

The five Players will be playing for the Basketball teams in the 72nd  season  of the NBA which commences October 2017.

Photo Credit: Instagram


  1. Chux

    June 23, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    I wish them success in their careers.Wish one of them was picked by my home team the Knicks,especially Edrice Bam Adebayo.

  2. remi

    June 23, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    No herdmen in this list just like the UK MPs…….when there is merit Herdmens are no where to be found. But they will insist on ruling the country with their backward and prehistoric and medieval ideas

    • Lolarae

      June 24, 2017 at 4:55 am

      but for some reason they lead the country

  3. john

    June 23, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Igbos and yorubas- the most successful and intelligent group in Nigeria( infact Africa as a whole) but yet the most stupid and ego they let themselves to be controlled anf manipulated by the so called backward and stupid northerners is beyond me

    • Ello Bae

      June 23, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      WOW! Talk about deep seated issues!

  4. tell em

    June 23, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    wao can’t we just congratulate and move on..the mindset of some people is tiring..smh

  5. Paul Agim

    June 23, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Wow,dat Bam Edrice Adebayo is good.wish them luck and longevity in N.B.A

  6. Liz

    June 23, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    So excited for these guys
    I hope they make it

  7. Lolarae

    June 24, 2017 at 4:55 am

    Sam can get it anytime any day Zaaaaaadddddyyyy

  8. Gb

    June 24, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Look at even the music industry…mention one Shekau in the music industry.
    I dey wait

  9. Tiv Girl

    June 24, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Actually there isn’t any guarantee that they will all play in the upcoming season. Anyone picked in the second round is very expendable and can easily be cut.

  10. Chux

    June 24, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Bam gonna be a good pair with Hassan Whiteside

  11. Iya ibeji

    June 24, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    I know all you bigots think you are making sense. You are part of the problem!!! Keep pointing fingers like that will change the situation we are in. The inciteful comments does not gove us electricity. Channel the energy towards the leaders in all your areas and the federal government.

  12. LisaOfRemoLand

    June 25, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Thanks for publishing the list, a lot of folks are perhaps not aware of those who still keep bringing our nation a lot of pride and keeping our national flag flying positively, ever since Hakeem the dream Olajuwon (who paved the way in 1984 as the overall number 1 draft pick and the great Michael Jordan coming in at the number 3 that same year) pretty much every year we now see more people of ‘Nigerian descent’ representin’… Good luck to all the young men of 2017 and I hope they are all proud of their heritage. As a Boston fan, Semi would naturally be my own man in the draft.. Go Boston!


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