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7ft 9in Nigerian hopes to become NBA’s tallest ever player after Shaq shared viral clip of him

7ft 9in Nigerian basketball player hopes to become NBA’s tallest ever player after Shaquille O’Neal shared viral footage of him on the court docket

  • Abiodun Adegoke’s peak permits him to dunk with each ft nonetheless on the bottom
  • The 18-year-old is presently coaching at a youth growth camp in Dubai
  • Footage of Adegoke dunking with ease was shared by NBA legend O’Neal 
  • Adegoke has to this point been neglected by American scouts, maybe due to controversy surrounding his age, which was reported as 17 in 2016

A 7ft 9in Nigerian basketball player is hoping to catch the eye of the NBA after Shaquille O’Neal shared viral footage of him on the court docket.

At his towering peak, Abiodun Adegoke can dunk with each ft nonetheless on the bottom, and if signed, would become the league’s tallest ever player.

The viral video exhibits the centre, 18, dunking the ball with ease at a youth growth camp in Dubai. 

At his towering height, Abiodun Adegoke can dunk with both feet still on the ground, and if signed, would become the league's tallest ever player

A 7ft 9in Nigerian basketball player is hoping to catch the eye of the NBA after Shaquille O’Neal shared viral footage of him on the court docket. At his towering peak, Abiodun Adegoke (in orange t-shirt) can dunk with each ft nonetheless on the bottom, and if signed, would become the league’s tallest ever player

Despite his height, Adegoke (in orange top) moves with agility, making short work of the diminutive defence

Adegoke makes short work of the defence in the viral clip

Despite his peak, Adegoke (in orange high) strikes with agility, making brief work of the diminutive defence

Adegoke (left) has so far been overlooked by American scouts, perhaps due to controversy surrounding his age. Nigerian media reports from 2016 gave the player's age as 17. At the time he was a student of a sports academy in Lagos. Adegoke insists he is 18

Adegoke (left) has to this point been neglected by American scouts, maybe due to controversy surrounding his age. Nigerian media experiences from 2016 gave the player’s age as 17. At the time he was a pupil of a sports activities academy in Lagos. Adegoke insists he’s 18

Despite his peak, Adegoke strikes with agility, making brief work of the diminutive defence. 

The clip was shared by legendary four-time NBA champion O’Neal, who additionally performed centre.

O’Neal was recognized for utilizing his 7ft 1in body to devastating impact on the court docket.

Adegoke stands seven inches taller than any NBA player in historical past.

Former Washington Bullets centre Gheorghe Muresan stays the tallest player in NBA historical past at 7ft 7in, whereas Manute Bol stood 7ft 6in. 

Adegoke stands seven inches taller than any NBA player in history at 7ft 9in

Adegoke poses next to Fantastic Four hero The Thing

Adegoke stands seven inches taller than any NBA player in historical past at 7ft 9in

Former Washington Bullets centre Gheorghe Muresan (left) remains the tallest player in NBA history at 7ft 7

Former Washington Bullets centre Gheorghe Muresan (left) stays the tallest player in NBA historical past at 7ft 7

Slavko Vranes, Shawn Bradley and Houston Rockets legend Yao Ming have been additionally measured at 7ft 6in.

China’s Sun Mingming – additionally 7ft 9in – holds the file for tallest basketball player to play professionally within the US, having performed for the Harlem Globetrotters.

Adegoke is presently coaching with the MPAC Sports UAE system as he makes plans for his future. 

Adegoke (pictured) stands seven inches taller than any NBA player in history. Yao Ming and Manute Bol shared the record for the tallest player basketball's biggest stage has ever seen, at 7ft 5in

Adegoke (pictured) stands seven inches taller than any NBA player in historical past. Yao Ming and Manute Bol shared the file for the tallest player basketball’s greatest stage has ever seen, at 7ft 5in

He has to this point been neglected by American scouts, maybe due to controversy surrounding his age. 

Nigerian media experiences from 2016 gave the player’s age as 17. At the time he was a pupil of a sports activities academy in Lagos.

Adegoke insists he’s 18.  

The viral clip of Adegoke was shared by legendary four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal (pictured), who also played centre throughout his career

The viral clip of Adegoke was shared by legendary four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal (pictured), who additionally performed centre all through his career

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