VMI alum Stan Okoye to play in NBA Summer League
Former VMI basketball standout Stan Okoye ‘13 will compete in the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League as a member of the Denver Nuggets roster that is participating in the tourney that runs from July 6-17 in Las Vegas.
Okoye, a 6-6 forward from Raleigh, North Carolina, finished his VMI career (2009-13) as the Institute’s fourth-leading scorer with 2,146 points and second leading rebounder (962.) He was named 2012-13 Big South Player of the Year. Since graduating from the Institute with a degree in economics and business, Okoye has played professionally overseas, most recently in the Italian Serie A with Pallacanestro Varese where he averaged 15.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
Okoye, whose parents are native Nigerians who moved to the United States, also participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio as a member of the Nigerian basketball team. He is believed to be only the second VMI alumnus to participate in the Olympics.
The Denver Nuggets Summer League team will begin play on Friday, July 6 against the Minnesota Timberwolves (11 pm EDT – NBA TV) and will follow with games on Saturday, July 7 against the Boston Celtics (11 pm EDT-NBA TV) and Monday, July 9 (9 pm EDT – ESPNU).
The MGM Resorts NBA Summer League will have all 30 NBA teams participate for the first time. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of five games.
ESPN will present every game from Las Vegas via the ESPN App.