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Basketball Player
    (October 10, 1972-January 9, 2004)
    Born in Kano, Nigeria
    Drafted 14th overall by the New Jersey Nets in the 1994 NBA Draft
    Played for the New Jersey Nets (1994-98)
    Attended George Washington University
    Died of a heart attack at age 31.
    He never began playing basketball until the age of 17.
    He admitted he didn't know how tall he was, when he was being recruited to play.
    He struggled to stay healthy during his stint with the Nets.
    He was released by the Magic, hours after being traded to the club.
    He bounced around various minor leagues following his NBA career ending.
    He was a key contributor in the resurgence of the basketball program at George Washington University.
    He was a member of the first George Washington team that made its first appearance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA March Madness tournament (1993).
    He initially planned to pursue a career in tennis, before taking up basketball.
    Despite his quiet demeanor, he was described as being a good teammate by former Nets players.
    He died as a result of cardiac arrhythmia.

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