May 28, 2024

Godwin Omenaka and Destiny Agbamu top the list of top Nigerian players abroad who inked new deals.

Welcome to yet another episode where we bring updates on signings by Nigerian players abroad.

Missed the previous episode? Check here.

Nigerian-born/naturalized players seem to be getting a piece of the pie as various club sides across Europe seem to be jostling for their signatures.

ReboundNG has been able to compile a list of the most recent signings as seen below.

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Destiny Agbamu- Italy

Nigerian Born Warri raised Power Forward Destiny recently inked a new deal with Italian Serie A2 side Agribertocchi Orziniovi.

Destiny Agbamu

He previously played for Vanoli Cremona in Serie A1 where he had less playing time.

As of the the time of this post, Destiny is 19 years old. The lad still got alot of potential in him and can improve his game in all aspects.

He is also an Alumni of Peace Basketball Academy back home in Nigeria.

Richmond Aririguzoh- Belgium

Born to Nigerian Parents in Ewing- New Jersey USA.

The powerfully built 6’9 center is 24 years Old, 104kg and is in his second season as a professional basketball player.

He attended Trenton Catholic Academy-Class of 2016, and also Princeton University-Class of 2020 and went undrafted in 2021.

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In 95 games as a college player, he averaged 7.9ppg, 4.6rbg, 1.2apg.

As at the time of this post, the former Ivy Alumni puts pen to paper for Belgian top tier side Kangoeroes Basket Mechelen.

He recently played for Harko Merlens in the Germany BBL league. So he has averaged 7.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 0.7apg.

Check out some of his achievements below;

2x Ivy league selection

2017 Ivy League Regular Season Champion

2017 Ivy League Tournament Winner

2019 Ivy League Tournament Semifinals

2019 All-Ivy League 2nd Team

2019 Ivy League All-Tournament Team

2020 All-Ivy League 1st Team

2020 NABC NCAA D1 All-District 13 2nd Team

2021 Danish Cup Finalist

2021 Danish League Regular Season Runner-Up

2021 Danish League Finalist

2021 Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Honorable Mention

2022 German Bundesliga Cup Finalist

2022 FIBA Europe Cup Quarterfinals

Godwin Omenaka- Hungary

After going undrafted in the 2022 draft, Omenaka signs new deal with top Hungarian side; Ergis Komend.

The 6’9 power forward who sometimes play at the center position is a naturalized player.

Omenaka

He previously played for Alba Ferhervar in the Hungarian A League.

Rasheed Wesley Sulaimon- Turkey

Twenty year old Former Duke University shooting guard Rasheed Sulaimon signs for Turkish side- Konyasopor Basketbol.

The Son of Kenny and Angela Sulaimon. His dad-Kenny is a Nigerian, while his Mother-Angela is of Jamiacan heritage. He has a brother David, and four sisters, LaToya, Brittny, Shannon and Raven.

He went undrafted in 2016, but featured in the summer league of same year also featuring for G-league side Greensboro Swarm.

Omenaka

Sulaimon has represented USA at FIBA Under 19 level winning Gold and was invited for the 2021 AfroBasket qualifiers in 2020, but was ruled out due to injury concerns.

Check out some of his achievements below;

2020 LNB Pro A Leaders Cup

2020 LNB Pro A Leaders Cup MVP

2011 All American Championship

2011 Nike Global Challenge

2011 ESPN Boost Mobile Elite 24

2012 McDonald’s All-American

2012 Jordan Brand Classic All American

2012 First-team Parade All-American

2012 Guy V. Lewis Award winner 

Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior

Obinna Anaekwe- Italy

6’9 centre Obinna Anaekwe signs new deal for Italian serie B club side Sant Antimo Napoli.

After going undrafted in 2021, Anaekwe signed for serie B side Lissone Benareggio Italy, and averaged 9.4ppg, 9.4rpg,1.0bpg in sixteen serie B games.

This new season promises to be exciting and challenging for Obinna.


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