Michael Ojo (basketball, born 1989)
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|Born||June 28, 1989|
Santa Monica, California
|Nationality||Nigerian / American / British|
|Listed height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Listed weight||91 kg (201 lb)|
|High school||Crossroads School|
(Santa Monica, California)
|NBA draft||2011 / Undrafted|
|2017||Allianz Swans Gmunden|
|2019||BPC Virtus Cassino|
In 2011, Ojo signed with the Plymouth Raiders of the British Basketball League and played there for two seasons. He helped the team make it to the BBL Cup and Trophy finals and in his final season, he averaged 22.5 points per game.
Later, Ojo played for Apollon Limassol (Cyprus), Eco Örebro (Sweden), Apollon Patras (Greece), Sigma Barcellona (Italy) and mmcité Brno (Czech Republic). Also played in Austria for the Klosterneuburg Dukes and the Allianz Swans Gmunden.
On January 3, 2018, Ojo signed for the Worcester Wolves. In 21 games, he averaged 11.9 points and 3.0 assists while shooting 41.7% from the three point line. He helped the club to the BBL Cup Final on January 28, 2018, where he scored a team-high 18 points in the Wolves 88–99 loss to the Cheshire Phoenix.
Nigerian national teamEdit
In February 2018, Ojo was invited by the senior national team head coach Alexander Nwora to represent Nigeria in the 2019 World Cup qualifications. He made debut for the senior national team on 24 February 2018, in a game against Rwanda.
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