26 Facts About Emeka Okafor

1. On June 24, 2004, Emeka Okafor was the number two NBA draft pick in the nation, after Dwight Howard, a talented high school.

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2. Emeka Okafor chose the University of Connecticut, mostly because he liked the style of play for which this school and other teams in the Big East Conference were known.

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3. Emeka Okafor feels this weight loss gives him more energy and mobility.

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4. Emeka Okafor entered the 2004 NBA Draft and was selected as second overall from the Charlotte Bobcats.

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5. Emeka Okafor is an American professional basketball player that has an estimated net worth of $60 million.

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6. Emeka Okafor married his longtime girlfriend Ilana Nunn in 2012 and they are blessed with two lovely kids.

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7. Emeka Okafor was a part of the US National Men's Basketball Team which represented the country at the 2004 Olympics held in Athens.

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8. Emeka Okafor is an American basketball player of Nigerian descent who began playing in the NBA in 2004 after forgoing his senior season at Connecticut to be selected by the Charlotte Bobcats as the second overall pick that year.

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9. Emeka Okafor traveled to Nigeria when he was in seventh grade.

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10. Emeka Okafor plays chess and the saxophone as well as the tuba.

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11. On December 7, 2017, Emeka Okafor was traded, along with Nik Stauskas and a 2019 second round draft pick, to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Trevor Booker.

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12. On June 25, 2015, Emeka Okafor was selected with the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.

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13. Emeka Okafor was selected to the 10-man Team USA for the 17th annual Nike Hoop Summit on April 12, 2014 at the Moda Center.

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14. Emeka Okafor appeared as himself in the second season of the TV show One Tree Hill.

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15. Emeka Okafor signed with the Philadelphia 76ers on September 21, 2018, before being waived on October 13.

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16. Emeka Okafor was waived by the Pelicans on September 19, 2018, just prior to the start of training camp.

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17. On February 3, 2018, Emeka Okafor signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.

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18. On September 25, 2017, Emeka Okafor signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.

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19. On May 30, 2017, Emeka Okafor was medically cleared to play.

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20. Emeka Okafor went on to be named a finalist for the inaugural Twyman–Stokes Teammate of the Year Award for his contributions with the team on and off the court.

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21. On June 20, 2012, Emeka Okafor was traded, along with Trevor Ariza, to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Rashard Lewis and the 46th pick of the 2012 NBA draft.

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22. On July 28, 2009, Emeka Okafor was traded to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Tyson Chandler.

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23. Emeka Okafor felt this weight loss gave him more energy and mobility.

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24. Emeka Okafor graduated as Connecticut's leader in blocked shots with 441.

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25. Emeka Okafor was named the Academic All-American of the Year in 2004 for his work on and off the court.

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26. Emeka Okafor attended Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and the University of Connecticut, where in 2004 he won a national championship.

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