May 28, 2024

On this edition of Nigerian Players Abroad, ReboundNG shines the spotlight on some foreign players of Nigerian heritage who recently signed new deals for their respective clubs heading into the new basketball season.

GEORGE WILLIAMS

Born George Attittebi Williams II on April 16, 1990, in Houston Texas to Nigerian parents.

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The 6’5 shooting guard recently penned down a new deal with Sagesse Al-Hekmeh Beirut in Lebanese FLB League.

A graduate of Wayland Baptist College, Texas he also played for State Fair Community College for two years.

Although he went undrafted in 2012 and most recently played for Reales de La Vega in the Dominican Republic’s LNB and USM Alger in the Arab Club Championships.

His extensive experience has taken him to seventeen different countries, including Argentina (Ferro), Belize (Tiger Sharks), Canada (Power and Highlanders), Chile (Puerto Varas), Dominican Republic (Reales), Iraq (AL Kahraba and Zakho), Kuwait (Arabi), Mexico (Pioneros Los Mochis and Libertadores), Oman (AL Bashaer), Venezuela (Marinos), Kenya (Kenya Ports Authority), Bolivia (La Salle and Amistad), Egypt (AL Geish), PBL (Lynchburg T), and Mongolia.

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He clinched the Omani League championship title in 2021 and was voted Asia-Basket All-Kuwait D2 Point Guard of the Year in 2022.

He is yet to play for D’Tigers.

DEVINE EKE

Devine Eke joins list of Nigerian players abroad with new deals since inking new deal with Bosnia Division 1 side Okk SlobodaTuzla.

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Standing at 6’8 aged 27, Devine plays at the power forward position or sometimes as a small forward. He brings his vast wealth of experience to his new team.

Born in Plainfield New Jersey, he attended Robinson High School, a brief stints with Ryder University, and Maine University before finishing at Radford University.

He became an unrestricted free agent in 2020 after going undrafted in the NBA draft.

Previous stints include CD Maristas Palencia (Spain), Academica Efapel (Portugal), Feyenoord Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Amyntas BC (Greece).

He is also yet to done a D’Tigers jersey.

MIYE ONI

Born Olumiye Dimolu  Oni to Nigerian parents ‘Miye’ as he is fondly called recently made a return to the NBA after agreeing on terms with Orlando Magic.

Standing at 6’6 Miye plays at the shooting guard or small forward position. He is a graduate of the prestigious Yale University and was voted Ivy League player of the year in 2019 after making the Ivy League first team twice(2018, 2019).

Recall also that Miye who was also a one-time member of the Nigerian D’Tigers Olympic roster was drafted in 2019 by the Golden State Warriors but later waived to the Utah Jazz.

Until recently he played for the London Lions in the UK BBL League.

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He was part of D’Tigers rooster during the 2020 Summer Olympics.

TOBI EWUOSHO

Another Nigerian American Tobi recently inked a new deal with Esguiera/Aveiro in the Portugese Betclic League.

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Born Mojeed Tobi Ewuosho to Nigerian parents, Tobi went undrafted in the 2020 NBA draft after playing college basketball for  Alabama State.

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The 6’5 guard recently played for Imortal in the same Portuguese league, the previous season before that he suited up for Aquimisa Carbajosa in the Spanish LEB league while his debut professional season was at Kosovo Super League for KB Trepca.

Tobi is yet to play for the D’Tigers.

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