Ogugua “OG” Anunoby Jr. (born 17 July 1997) is a British professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He played college basketball for the Indiana Hoosiers.
OG Anunoby is a fan of English Premier League side, Arsenal FC. Anunoby has all the physical tools you want in an NBA small forward; he’s got the height (6’8′), insane length (7’2.5” wingspan)
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Early Life and Career of OG Anunoby
OG Anunoby Jr. was born in the Harlesden area of London on 17 July 1997, the son of Nigerian parents, OG is currently 24 years old.
His father, Ogugua Sr., taught as a professor in England at the time.
His mother died of cancer when he was a year old.
At the age of four, Anunoby moved with his family to the U.S. and settled in Jefferson City, Missouri, where his father was a professor of finance at Lincoln University.
His older brother, Chigbo, played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, and Minnesota Vikings before entering medical school.
Anunoby played football when he was young, but stopped around the age of eight to focus on basketball more because of his height.
Anunoby played for Jefferson City High School.
During his senior season, he averaged 19.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game and was named a finalist for Mr. Basketball in the state of Missouri.
In October 2014, Anunoby chose to attend Indiana University over Georgia, Iowa, George Mason, and Ole Miss.
As a freshman in 2015–16 at Indiana, Anunoby appeared in 34 games, averaging 6.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game.
Anunoby was selected as a Pre-Season All-American by The Sporting News.
On 18 January 2017, Anunoby injured his right knee against Penn State, causing him to undergo season-ending knee surgery.
On 10 April 2017, Anunoby declared his intention to enter the 2017 NBA Draft and hire an agent, ending his tenure with the Hoosiers.
Anunoby was projected to be a top 5 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft before his season-ending injury.
On 22 June 2017, he was selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors.
On 9 July, he signed a rookie-scale contract with the Raptors.
On 14 November, Anunoby made his first career start, against the Houston Rockets and finished the game with 16 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 30 minutes.
In April 2019, Anunoby had an emergency appendectomy, which caused him to miss most of the Raptors’ championship playoff run.
He dressed for the NBA Finals but did not play as the Raptors went on to win the title, becoming the first British person to win an NBA championship.
OG Anunoby Contract
The Toronto Raptors and small forward OG Anunoby have agreed to a four-year, $72 million contract extension.
OG Anunoby Jersey
He wears the number 3 jersey for the Toronto Raptors.