Report: Brooklyn Nets Spencer Dinwiddie to Play for Nigeria


Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer dinwiddie is in the process of acquiring a Nigerian passport to play for the Nigeria national team, according to Athletics Shams Charania.

Dinwiddie has not received an Olympic invitation from the United States team and is expected to join a team from Nigeria that includes Al-Farouq Aminu, Josh Okogie, Chimezie Metu and Ekpe Udoh. The team will be coached by former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown.

Dinwiddie, who was born in Los Angeles, is in his sixth NBA season and had a year in the making when the league closed.

In 64 games, Dinwiddie averaged 20.6 points per game with 6.8 assists to help take the lead on offense with Kyrie Irving sidelined.

This is his fourth season in Brooklyn after spending the first two years of his career with the Detroit Pistons. He was selected with pick # 38 in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft.


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