OAKLAND – The Nigerian National Basketball Team concluded its first week of training camp in Oakland this week and will continue preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo with an additional week of practices in Oakland beginning on Monday, June 28.

Team Nigeria invited a total of 46 players to participate in camp and will reduce the roster to 20 players ahead of next week’s sessions before reaching the 15-man roster limit prior to the team’s slate of exhibition games in Las Vegas.

Several players competing this week expect to make up the foundation for the future of the program during International competition. The 46-man roster includes a total of 16 players with NBA experience and 10 active collegiate players.

“We have a great group of guys and had a really productive start to our training camp,” said Nigerian National Team Head Coach Mike Brown. “I can’t thank everyone who participated this week enough for the effort and energy they brought to our practices, and we’re looking forward to building off of this foundation as we continue to work toward Tokyo.”

The Nigerian team will play three exhibition games in Las Vegas, beginning with a matchup against the United States on July 10, before departing for Tokyo. Nigeria will open its Olympic schedule against Australia on July 25 to open play in Group B of the preliminary round. The 2020 Olympic Games mark Nigeria’s third-straight Olympic appearance after competing in London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Coach Brown, who is currently an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors after previous head coaching stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers, is the first active NBA coach ever to lead Team Nigeria.

Camp resumes next week with several NBA players expected to arrive as they compete for a place on the 15-man roster. See below for a complete roster of the Nigerian Basketball Team camp participants.

For updates on the Nigerian National Team, follow @NigeriaBasket on Twitter. For press inquiries, email Brett Winkler (bwinkler@warriors.com).


Efe Abogidi PF 6-10 225 Washington State
Abdul-Malik Abu C 6-8 235 N.C. State Fethiye (Turkey)
Precious Achiuwa C 6-8 225 Memphis Miami Heat (NBA)
Michael Adewunmi SG 6-5 205 UT-Rio Grande Valley
Caleb Agada SG 6-3 209 Ottawa Hapeol Be’er Sheva B.C. (Israel)
Chibuzo Agbo SF 6-7 215 Texas Tech
Joshua Ajayi PF 6-6 229 South Alabama Hermine Nantes (France)
Warith Alatishe PF 6-7 200 Oregon State
Udoka Azubuike C 7-0 270 Kansas Utah Jazz (NBA)
Ike Diogu C 6-8 250 Arizona State Bameso (Dominican Republic)
Stephen Domingo PF 6-7 210 California Lakeland Magic (G League)
TK Edogi PF 6-8 220 Iona Saint-Chamond (France)
Amanze Egezeke PF 6-8 215 Belmont Gries-Oberhoffen (France)
Obi Emegano PG 6-3 215 Oral Roberts Fuenlabrada (Spain)
Festus Ezeli C 6-11 255 Vanderbilt Westchester Knicks (G League)
Michael Eric C 6-11 240 Temple CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Michael Gbinije SF 6-7 200 Syracuse BC Nevezis (Lithuania)
Gideon George SF 6-6 190 BYU
Zaid Hearst SG 6-4 125 Quinnipiac Alba Fehervar (Hungary)
Ike Iroegbu PG 6-2 190 Washington State Elan Chalon (France)
UC Iroegbu PG 6-0 180 Stony Brook CP La Roda (Spain)
Tonye Jekiri C 7-0 244 Miami Baskonia (Spain)
Makenzie Mgbako SF 6-7 195
Christian Mekowulu C 6-8 245 Texas A&M Treviso (Italy)
Chimezie Metu C 6-11 215 USC Sacramento Kings (NBA)
Chima Moneke PF 6-6 216 UC-Davis Orleans (France)
Monte Morris PG 6-2 183 Iowa State Denver Nuggets (NBA)
Ike Ndugba PG 6-0 186 Elon University
Ike Nwamu SG 6-5 205 UNLV Samara (Russia)
Jordan Nwora SF 6-8 225 Louisville Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
Manny Obaseki SG 6-3 176 Texas A&M
Michael Oguine PG 6-2 171 Montana BC Souffelweyersheim (France)
Emeka Okafor C 6-10 252 Connecticut Mobis Phoebus (South Korea)
Jahlil Okafor C 6-10 270 Duke Detroit Pistons (NBA)
Mike Okauru PG 6-3 185 UNC-Wilmington
Josh Okogie SG 6-4 213 Georgia Tech Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
KZ Okpala SF 6-8 215 Stanford Miami Heat (NBA)
Elijah Olaniyi SG 6-5 205 Stony Brook
Keith Omoerah SF 6-5 200 Manitoba Poitiers (France)
Emmanuel Omogbo C 6-8 210 Colorado State Vellaznimi (Kosovo)
Clifford Omoruyi C 6-11 240 Rutgers
Miye Oni PG 6-5 206 Yale Utah Jazz (NBA)
Ekpe Udoh C 6-10 245 Baylor Beijing RF (China)
Ben Uzoh PG 6-3 205 Tulsa Rivers Hoopers (BAL)
Gabe Vincent SG 6-3 200 UC-Santa Barbara Miami Heat (NBA)
Talib Zanna C 6-9 230 Pittsburgh Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Israel)