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Stan Okoye's 30 points make him top Nigerian player abroad of the week - Apr 5, 2019


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We bring you last week's top performances from Nigerians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Stan Okoye
Stan Okoye
   #1. This week's number one is an international swingman Stan Okoye (198-91, college: VMI, currently plays in Spain). He led Zaragoza to a 2-point victory over the fourth-ranked Unicaja Malaga (14-10) 72-70 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. Okoye was MVP of the game. He recorded 30 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. Tecnyconta Zaragoza (12-12) is placed ninth in the Liga Endesa. Okoye has relatively good stats this season: 14.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 47.6%, 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 75.6%. He has a dual citizenship: Nigerian and American. Okoye is currently a member of the Nigerian senior national team.

Suleiman Braimoh
Suleiman Braimoh
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Suleiman Braimoh (203-89, college: Rice, currently plays in Israel). Braimoh led Hapoel Eilat to a victory over the tenth-ranked Maccabi Ashdod (8-16) 92-74 in the Israeli Winner League last Monday. He was the best player in that game. Braimoh scored 25 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 29 minutes. Hapoel Eilat (16-8) is placed fourth in the Winner League. It's Braimoh's first season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Braimoh averages: 17.0ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.8apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 59.9%(97-162), 3FGP: 45.7%(21-46) and FT: 74.5% in 20 games he played so far. He played for the Nigerian national team in 2016.

Tonye Jekiri
Tonye Jekiri
   #3. The Nigerian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Tonye Jekiri (213-94, college: Miami, FL, currently plays in Turkey). Jekiri contributed to Gaziantep's victory against the closely-ranked Acibadem (11-11) 92-86 in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 11 rebounds. Jekiri also added 5 assists in 39 minutes. Gaziantep Basketbol (14-8) is placed fourth in the BSL. This year Jekiri has relatively solid stats: 12.7ppg, 11.2rpg, 2.2apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 59.7%(120-201) and FT: 60.6% in 22 games. He is also a member of the Nigerian senior national team.

Michael Efevberha
Michael Efevberha
   #4. An experienced guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, agency: Octagon Europe, college: CS Northridge, currently plays in Lebanon) was the major contributor in Homentmen's victory against the sixth-ranked Hoops Club (6-10) 88-80 in a derby game in the Lebanese LBL last Saturday. Efevberha recorded 20 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Homentmen Beirut (12-4) is placed second in the LBL. This season Efevberha has very high stats. He averages: 20.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.8spg. Efevberha is another player who holds two passports: Nigerian and American. He is also Nigerian national team player.

Melvin Ejim
Melvin Ejim
   #5. Former international forward Melvin Ejim (201-91, college: Iowa St., currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to an Unics Kazan's victory against the league leader CSKA (19-4) 83-73 in the VTB United League in Monday night's game. Ejim recorded 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Unics Kazan (17-4) is placed second in the VTB United League. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Ejim's overall stats this season are: 7.7ppg and 6.4rpg. He has both Canadian and Nigerian nationalities. Ejim used to play for the Nigerian national team seven years ago.

Talib Zanna
Talib Zanna
   #6. Power forward Talib Zanna (206-90, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Israel) was the main contributor in an Ironi Nes-Ziona's victory against the league outsider Bnei Hasharon (5-19) 97-86 in the Israeli Winner League last Monday. He was the top player that evening. Zanna scored 21 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 32 minutes. Ironi Hai Motors Nes-Ziona (10-14) is placed ninth in the Winner League. Zanna has reliable stats this year: 12.7ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.3spg in 11 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Nigerian National Team roster.

Al-Farouq Aminu
Al-Farouq Aminu
   #7. International forward Al-Farouq Aminu (206-90, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an easy victory against the Atlanta Hawks (29-50) crushing them 118-98 in the NBA on Friday night. Aminu recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 11 rebounds (made all of his six free throws). The Portland Trail Blazers have a solid 50-28 record this season. There are only four games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Aminu is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Trail Blazers' roster. He averaged so far 9.3ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.3apg. Aminu also holds two passports: Nigerian and American. Despite he played previously for the USA U19 national team, Aminu is currently in the Nigerian national team roster.

Ike Iroegbu
Ike Iroegbu
   #8. Guard Ike Iroegbu (188-95, college: WSU, currently plays in Lithuania) could not help Lietkabelis (16-11) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Lietkabelis was crushed 85-63 on the road by the lower-ranked (#6) Zalgiris. Iroegbu was the top scorer with 19 points in a mere 18 minutes; not bad, considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. Iroegbu's stats this year are: 13.5ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.3apg in eight games. He plays currently for the Nigerian national team.

Jeleel Akindele
Jeleel Akindele
   #9. International center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, agency: BeoBasket, college: Chicago St., currently plays in Mexico) contributed to an easy victory against the leader Capitanes (26-13) crushing them 104-78 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) on Thursday night. He recorded 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in a mere 18 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group North. Fuerza Regia Monterrey (31-9) is placed first. Akindele has very impressive stats this year: 17.1ppg, 8.2rpg and 2.7apg in 45 games. He is also in the roster of the Nigerian national team.

Abdullahi Kuso
Abdullahi Kuso
   #10. Forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-84, college: Tallahassee CC, currently plays in Japan) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Aomori Watts (13-41) crushing them 107-73 in the Japanese B2 League in Saturday night's game. Kuso scored 17 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, passed 5 assists and added 3 blocks. Gunma Crane Thunders (38-16) are placed first in East group. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. This season Kuso has very high stats. He averages: 16.1ppg, 10.8rpg, 3.2apg, 1.8bpg and 1.4spg. Kuso is a former international player as twelve years ago he still played for the Nigerian senior national team.

   #11. International guard Keith Omoerah (194-92, college: Manitoba, currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to an overtime Mykolaiv's victory against the closely-ranked Kyiv Basket 103-94 in the Ukrainian Superleague last Friday. He had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 11 rebounds. Omoerah also added 4 assists and 4 steals in 41 minutes. Omoerah averaged so far 13.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.7apg and 1.2spg in 21 games. He plays currently for the Nigerian national team.

   #12. Former international power forward Gani Lawal (206-88, college: Georgia Tech, currently plays in Japan) was not able to help Shiga L-Stars (14-39) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the fifth-placed Shiga L-Stars lost 84-90 in Kyoto to the second-ranked Hannaryz in the West group. Lawal had a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 3 blocks in 29 minutes. Lawal has very impressive stats this year: 20.8ppg, 12.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.5bpg in 41 games. He holds both American and Nigerian passports. Lawal used to play for the Nigerian national team back in 2013.

   #13. Former international small forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo (199-92, currently plays in Greece) was not able to secure a victory for Panathinaikos in their game against Peristeri GS in the Greek A1. Antetokounmpo cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points in 11 minutes. His team lost 72-80. This year Antetokounmpo's overall stats are: 4.8ppg and 3.1rpg in 16 games. He used to play for the Nigerian national team three years ago.

   #14. Former international power forward Trevor Mbakwe (207-89, agency: Pensack Sports, college: Minnesota, currently plays in Japan) contributed to an Osaka Evessa's victory against the fifth-ranked Shiga L-Stars 65-58 in the Japanese B League in Sunday night's game. Mbakwe was the top player that evening. He recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 16 rebounds. Mbakwe also added 3 blocks. Mbakwe's total stats this season are: 9.1ppg, 8.3rpg and 2.6apg. He holds both American and Nigerian passports. Despite Mbakwe played previously for the USA university national team, he is currently in the Nigerian national team roster.

   #15. International point guard Michael Umeh (188-84, college: UNLV, currently plays in Poland) contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked GTK crushing them 94-70 in the Polish EBL last Tuesday. Umeh recorded 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 24 minutes. Umeh averaged so far 13.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.8apg in 20 games. He holds both American and Nigerian passports. Umeh is also in the roster of the Nigerian national team.


The list of other players, who all have Nigerian passport but never been selected to any of Nigerian national teams:

   #1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (211-G/F-94, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in NBA) led Milwaukee Bucks to a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers (49-30) 128-122 in the NBA in Thursday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Antetokounmpo had a double-double by scoring 45 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added 6 assists and 5 blocks in 35 minutes. The Milwaukee Bucks have a solid 59-20 record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Antetokounmpo's sixth year with the team. Antetokounmpo has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 27.7ppg, 12.5rpg, 5.9apg, 1.5bpg and 1.3spg in 71 games he played so far. Antetokounmpo has a dual citizenship: Greek and Nigerian.

   #2. Ike Joseph Udanoh (203-PF-89, college: Wayne St., MI, currently plays in Italy) could not help Sidigas AV (14-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Sidigas AV was edged 91-89 on the road by the much lower-ranked (#14) VL Pesaro. Udanoh scored 17 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 25 minutes. This year Udanoh has relatively solid stats: 13.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 3.4apg in five games. He is another player who holds two passports: Nigerian and American.

   #3. TK Edogi (203-F-94, college: Iona, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Sakarya BSB (5-16) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Edogi's very good performance Sakarya BSB was crushed 117-72 in Istanbul by the much higher-ranked BBSK (#6). He recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 15 rebounds. Edogi also added and 3 steals. This season Edogi has relatively solid stats: 10.3ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.4apg. He has both American and Nigerian nationalities.

   #4. Peter Olisemeka (204-C-91, currently plays in Bulgaria) was the main contributor in an Academik Plovdiv's victory against the closely-ranked Rilski (10-10) 81-71 in the Bulgarian NBL on Thursday night. Olisemeka was the top player that evening. He recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points and getting 13 rebounds. Olisemeka also added and 3 steals. Akademik Bultex 99 Plovdiv (10-10) is placed fourth in the NBL. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This season Olisemeka has relatively solid stats: 13.9ppg, 12.0rpg, 1.1bpg and 1.2spg. He also holds two passports: Nigerian and Italian.

   #5. Josh Okogie (193-G-98, college: Georgia Tech, currently plays in NBA) was the major contributor in a 1-point Minnesota Timberwolves' victory against the Golden State Warriors (54-24) 131-130 in the NBA on Friday night. Okogie recorded 21 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 41 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. The Minnesota Timberwolves have 35-43 record this season. There are only four games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Okogie has reliable stats this year: 7.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg in 70 games. He holds both American and Nigerian passports. Despite Okogie's Nigerian nationality, he previously played for the USA U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Nigerian team.

   #6. Micheal Eric (210-C-88, college: Temple, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Galatasaray 80-64 in a derby game in the Turkish BSL last Monday. Eric was the top player that evening. He scored 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Eric averaged so far 14.1ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.1apg.

   #7. Chima Moneke (198-F-95, college: UC Davis, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for Denain Voltaire (7-17) in their last game on Friday. Despite Moneke's very good performance Denain Voltaire was defeated 101-94 in Nancy by the much higher-ranked Sluc (#3). He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Moneke also added 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Moneke averaged so far 13.4ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.5spg.

   #8. Rasheed Sulaimon (193-G-94, college: Maryland, currently plays in France) contributed to a 2-point Levallois' victory against the closely-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez 68-66 in the French Jeep ELITE ProA last Friday. He scored 11 points, made 4 passes and 4 steals. Sulaimon's overall stats this season are: 8.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg. He holds both American and Nigerian passports. Despite Sulaimon's Nigerian nationality, he previously played for the USA U19 national team and probably cannot be called to the Nigerian team.

   #9. Chukwudiebere Maduabum (206-F-91, currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Yamagata (20-34) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Yamagata (#5) lost 81-85 at home to the higher-ranked (#3) Cyberdyne IR in the East group. Maduabum had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 11 rebounds in 38 minutes. Maduabum averaged so far 13.8ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.7apg and 2.6bpg in 48 games.

   #10. Experienced Kieron Achara (208-F-83, agency: Two Points, college: Duquesne, currently plays in United Kingdom) couldn't help Glasgow Rocks (14-11) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Glasgow Rocks was edged 65-63 in Sheffield by the lower-ranked Sharks (#6). Achara was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. Achara averaged so far 11.6ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.6apg, 1.4bpg and 1.1spg. He holds both Scottish and Nigerian passports.

  




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