Ike Diogu remains one of the greatest players in Nigerian basketball history with two Olympic appearances, one AfroBasket title and AfroBasket MVP and is also the all-time leading scorer in Nigerian basketball history.
We will be without our two captains in Tokyo.
Nigeria basketball would not be what it is today without these two.
Thank you Ben Uzoh and Ike Diogu. Nigerian heroes. 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/vMPy0kgP50
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— D’Tigers | Nigeria Basketball (@NigeriaBasket) July 6, 2021
The 16 man provisional list includes familiar faces like Josh Okogie, Gabe Vincent, Jordan Nwora and a host of others.
Provisional D’Tigers list for Tokyo
Josh Okogie, Gabe Vincent, Jordan Nwora, Chimezie Metu, Jahlil Okafor, Obi Emegano, Caleb Agada, Stan Okoye, Kz Okpala, Precious Achiuwa, Miye Oni, Ekpe Udoh, Mike Gbinije, Chima Moneke, Ike Iroegbu, Ike Nwamu.
The list is expected to be trimmed down to 12 players who will then represent Nigeria at the Olympics in a couple of weeks from now.