A Look at Nigeria’s Blossoming Basketball Culture

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  • African Hoop Dreams
  • Hometown Hero
  • The Game Changer
  • Training the Next Generation
  • Aspiring to Dunk
  • Teach Them Young
  • Pay It Forward
  • Hope for the Future
  • A Good Education
  • Spreading Like Wildfire
  • Nigerian Franchises
  • Each One Teach One
  • Impressive Players
  • How to Make a Living on the Court
  • Presidential Advice
  • Sponsorships
  • Abiodun Francis Ayetimiyi
  • Work Hard, Play Hard

The Game Changer

As the first African-born general manager for an American major league sports team, Nigerian native Masai Ujiri has first-hand knowledge of the sports opportunities available to young Nigerian talent overseas. In addition to serving as the Toronto Raptors general manager, Ujiri directs the Basketball Without Borders Africa program and spearheads his own training camps in Nigeria.

(Photo: AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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