Ike Diogu Ponders 2023 Retirement From Basketball
Captain, Nigeria’s men national basketball team the D’Tigers, Ike Diogu has hinted that he could retire from the slamming and dunking game in 2023, Bestchoicesports.com.ng reports
The 2017 FIBA Afrobasket Tournament MVP player said that he could be retiring very soon, although he has not set a date yet on when to bow out: “I don’t have any time frame right now. Hopefully, I can play for another two years and see what happens.
With retirement on the horizon, Diogu is proud with how far the National team has come and his contributions since he started playing for Nigeria: “I am not scared because… mission accomplished. The National team is its own brand now. People know about the Nigerian team now.”
“I get all types of messages from young Nigerian athletes, asking how they can be a part of the national team? That has been my ultimate goal. I did everything that I was supposed to do in the national team, raising awareness to the ultimate level” said the 2017 AfroBasket MVP!
Diogu has played with the senior men’s Nigeria national basketball team competed at two Summer Olympiads: the 2012 and 2016.