Former VMI basketball standout Stan Okoye ‘13 competed in the 2019 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League as a member of the Boston Celtics roster that participated in the tournament July 5-15, 2019, in Las Vegas.
Okoye, a 6-6 forward from Raleigh, North Carolina, finished his VMI career (2009-13) as the program’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 with Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spain and was a member of the Denver Nuggets summer league team last year.
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.
Okoye saw 13 minutes of action Monday in Boston’s 89-72 win over Cleveland July 8. He grabbed a game-high eight rebounds and added two points and a steal.
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