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Jahlil Okafor Commits to Play for Nigeria at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor told ESPN's Marc J. Spears Sunday night that he will play for the Nigerian men's basketball team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

"Okafor's grandfather Chicko Okafor hails from Enugu, Nigeria," Spears added.

Mike Brown was announced as the program's head coach earlier this month. Brown has been an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors since the 2016-17 season after previously serving as head coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers.

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