May 30, 2024

Iroegbu, Olisemeka, and a host of others inked new deals this past week. ReboundNG presents a list of Nigerian Players who put pen to paper for the incoming season.

If you missed out on week 1 and 2 articles, get it here and here

Now lets take a look at the transfers where both Iroegbu and Olisemeka are headliner’s;

Ikenna Iroegbu- ITALY

Established Nigerian Point guard Ikenna Iroegbu puts pen to paper for Italian Serie A side- Nutribullet Treviso.

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He previously played for Israeli side Hapoel Galil Elion where he averaged 14.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.6apg in thirty games played.

The swing man also featured in the Balkan league for his previous side who where eventual winners.

Iroegbu Olisemeka

As a former player for the Nigerian D’Tigers, he participated and won Silver medal in AfroBasket five years ago.

After going undrafted in 2018, Iroegbu a Washington State University graduate has previously played in the French Pro A and B league (Chalon Saor, Spo Roeun), German BBL league(Rasta Vechta, Science City Jena) Lithuania (Lietkabelis), NBA G-league Side (Ontario Clippers).

Peter Olisemeka- ROMANIA

Standing at 6’9inches tall weighing 105kg, Olisemeka plays at the center position.

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The Nigerian who also holds an Italian passport was born in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Iroegbu Olisemeka

Peter just days ago signed a deal with Romanian top tier side Steaua Bucuresti.

Before now he played for ZZ Leiden in the Dutch DBL league averaging 6.8ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.0apg in 12 games.

He has also played professionally in Cyprus (Apollon, Kopspor, YeniCami, Magem, Girne Amerikan), Bulgaria (Akademik Plovdiv Universitesi), France (Tours) and Poland (Spojnia, Koceiwskie Diably).

Rob Ukawuba- Spain

Rob is an egghead. Make no mistake, he is tech nerd with basketball skill fit for the NBA.

He graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA.

Born to Nigerian immigrants in USA, Rob is 28y/o stands at 6’4inches; a decent height for the point guard position.

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He recently penned a deal with Spanish LEB division side Clavijo CB Logrono. He recently played for La Antigua in the EBA were he averaged 15.5ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg in 30 games.

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In 2017 he was drafted no 16 overall in the second round of NBL League(Canada).

He is yet to represent Nigeria at National Level.

Sydney Umude- FRANCE

Twenty six year old Sidney Umude signs new deal with France National Ligue side Kaysersberg Ammerswichir BCA.

The Texas born Southern University graduate recently played for AC Wizards in the German Pro B league

He went undrafted in 2019, and is yet to play for the Nigerian national team.

Obi Enechionyia- SPAIN

Twenty six year old Nigerian American recently signed a new deal with Spanish side Hereda San Pablo Burgos.

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Before now he played for Alliance Sport Alsace in French Pro B. Where he averaged 12.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0bpg in 27 games.

In August 31, 2018, he signed a two-year deal with Real Betis Energía Plus of the Spanish LEB Oro.

He also played for the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Summer league.

Obi has also featured for the Nigerian National team, D’Tigers two years ago.

Obinna Nwokoye- ITALY

Twenty seven year old Nigerian Power forward signs new deal for Italian serie B side Computer Gross Empoli.

Prior to that he played for Tigers Amadori Cessena and Sintecina Basket Cecina in Serie B where he averaged  13.8ppg, 5.9rpg in 30games played at stretch.

He went undrafted in 2017, and has never played for the Nigerian national team.

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