Nigerian-American and Brooklyn Nets Guard Spencer Dinwiddie is in the process of acquiring a Nigerian passport to be eligible to play for the D’Tigers at the 2021 Summer Olympics Games.
Dinwiddie appeared to confirm his intention Saturday, writing in response to an online report by The Athletic on Twitter: “Well, now y’all know lol.”
Dinwiddie was born on April 6, 1993 to a Nigerian father Malcolm Dinwiddie.
He played college basketball for the Colorado Buffaloes and earned first-team all-conference honours in the Pac-12 as a sophomore in 2013.
He missed most of his junior year after injuring his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
Dinwiddie recovered and was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round of the 2014 NBA draft.
After two seasons with the Pistons, he joined the Nets in December 2016. In December 2018 he signed a three-year contract extension with the Nets. (Text and photo courtesy Nation)