Although an Olympic rookie, Nigeria, with 10 players who played college ball in the U.S., also has its share of pro experience.
Diogu, who was born in Buffalo, N.Y., after his parents emigrated from Africa, has played for eight NBA teams and Al-Farouq, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2010 draft, was traded last year by the Los Angeles Clippers to New Orleans in the deal for U.S. guard Chris Paul.
But there isn’t a team in the Olympics that can match the American’s celebrated roster with a combined 43 All-Star appearances, seven NBA titles and four league MVPs.
They came back rested.
And on target.