Nigeria Men's Olympic Basketball Team 2021

Last Modified Jul 28, 2021 06:56 GMT

Nigeria is the only African team to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics to be held in Tokyo. With former NBA coach Mike Brown as their head coach, Nigeria will compete in Group B alongside Australia, Germany and Italy. Nigeria has eight NBA players, the most after the USA, on their roster and they became the first African nation to beat the US, who were playing the first of five tune-up games before Tokyo. The D’Tigers have their first game of the group phase against Australia on July 25.


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PlayerPosition
Ike IroegbuPoint guard
Stan OkoyeShooting guard
Ekpe UdohCenter
Chimezie MetuPower forward
Josh OkogieShooting guard
Gabe VincentPoint guard
Jordan NworaSmall forward
Precious AchiuwaForward/Center
Caleb AgadaPoint guard
Obi EmeganoShooting guard
Michael GbinijeGuard/Forward
Chima MonekePower forward
Jahlil OkaforCenter
KZ OkpalaGuard/Forward
Miye OniGuard/Forward


It has been a remarkable rise for the West African nation, struggling with a crippled domestic league following a protracted leadership crisis, as they have turned to overseas-born players and a strong community of diaspora players based in the United States. In 2015, they achieved continental success after winning the African Basketball Championship. No African nation has ever won an Olympic basketball medal, and the Nigerians are all set to compete hard for a medal.


NBA Players in the Nigeria Olympic Basketball team


Precious Achiuwa - Miami Heat

KZ Okpala - Miami Heat

Miye Oni - Utah Jazz

Josh Okogie - Minnesota Timberwolves

Jordan Nwora - Milwaukee Bucks

Chimezie Metu - Sacramento Kings

Jahlil Okafor - Detroit Pistons

Gabe Vincent - Miami Heat


Nigeria Men's Olympic Basketball Team 2021 Schedule


DateMatchTimeVenue
July 25Nigeria vs Australia4:20 p.m. ETSaitama Super Arena, Japan
July 28Nigeria vs Germany9:00 p.m. ETSaitama Super Arena, Japan
July 31 Nigeria vs Italy12:40 a.m. ETSaitama Super Arena, Japan

Also Check out:

USA Men’s Olympic Basketball Team Roster

Australian Men's Olympic Basketball Team Roster

France Men's Olympic Basketball Team Roster

Slovenia Men’s Olympic Basketball Team Roster

Spain Men’s Olympic Basketball Team Roster

Argentina Men’s Olympic Basketball Team Roster

Japan Men's Olympic Basketball Team 2021

Czech Republic Men's Olympic Basketball Team 2021

Germany Men's Olympic Basketball Team 2021

Italy Men's Olympic Basketball Team 2021


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