Ujiri, Nigerian who led Raptors to first NBA title, bags honorary doctorate degree from Toronto varsity | TheCable

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Ujiri, Nigerian who led Raptors to first NBA title, bags honorary doctorate degree from Toronto varsity | TheCable

Ujiri, Nigerian who led Raptors to first NBA title, bags honorary doctorate degree from Toronto varsity | TheCable

Masai Ujiri, the vice-chairman and president of Toronto Raptors, has been awarded a Doctor of Laws honoris causa by the University

AdvertisementThe 51-year-old Nigerian-Canadian professional basketball executive and former player is renowned for his contributions to the development of basketball in the country and Africa.Ujiri is currently involved in building 100 standard basketball courts across Africa through the Giant of Africa Foundation which he co-founded.

The first set of the courts have been fully developed and handed over to communities and schools across the continent in the last quarter of 2021.The foundation has donated courts in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Rwanda and Senegal between September 2021 and May this year.

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Ujiri is currently involved in building 100 standard basketball courts across Africa through the Giant of Africa Foundation which he co-founded. The first set of the courts have been fully developed and handed over to communities and schools across the continent in the last quarter of 2021. More to follow…. The foundation has donated courts in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Rwanda and Senegal between September 2021 and May this year. Advertisement With four games to play, Stanley Eguma’s wards are guaranteed champions courtesy of a 10-point lead over Plateau United, who have three games at hand. Advertisement urged the federal government to reverse its decision to withdraw the country from international basketball. The Nigerian was the first African to lead a North American major-league sports team after being named the Raptors’ president and general manager in 2013. The newspaper reports that Matawalle has asked residents to take up arms over rising insecurity.

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