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Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria

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List of famous basketball players from Nigeria, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Nigeria has produced some very talented basketball players over the years, including centers, guards and forwards. These are some of the best Nigerian basketball players to ever live, so if you're a native of Nigeria and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular basketball player from Nigeria then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

The list you're viewing contains players like Olumide Oyedeji and Julius Nwosu.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Nigerian basketball players?" and "Which basketball players are from Nigeria?"

You can click on the names of these legendary basketball players of Nigeria in order to get more information about each one. If you play basketball or just love the sport then use this list of talented Nigerian basketball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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Akin Akingbala is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Power forward and Center from Lagos, Nigeria
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Al-Farouq Aminu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Small forward and Power forward from Atlanta, Georgia
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Aloysius Anagonye is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Power forward and Center from Southfield, Michigan
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Benjamin Eze is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Center from Lagos, Nigeria
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Chamberlain Oguchi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
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Chinemelu Elonu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Power forward and Center from Nigeria
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Chukwudiebere Maduabum ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Chukwudiebere Maduabum
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Churchill Odia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
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Daniel Okonkwo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Daniel Okonkwo
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Deji Akindele is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Center from Abeokuta, Nigeria
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Derrick Obasohan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
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Ebi Ere is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
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Ejike Ugboaja is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Power forward from Lagos, Nigeria
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Ekene Ibekwe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Power forward and Center from Los Angeles, California
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Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Power forward and Center from Houston, Texas, United States of America
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Festus Ezeli is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Center from Benin City, Nigeria
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Gabe Muoneke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Power forward from Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Center from Lagos, Nigeria
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Idong Ibok is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Power forward from Lagos, Nigeria
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Ike Diogu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Power forward and Center from Buffalo, New York
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Ike Nwankwo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Power forward and Center from Houston, Texas
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Ime Udoka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Small forward from Portland, Oregon
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Jeff Varem is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Small forward from Benué State, Nigeria
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Jordan Omogbehin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Jordan Omogbehin Center from Lagos, Nigeria
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Josh Akognon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Nigeria
Point guard from Greenbrae, California