27-year-old Nigerian basketball player dies in Serbia after collapsing during training

A Nigerian, Michael Ojo, who was also a former Red Star basketball team player, died on Friday during training in Belgrade.

The club confirmed his death on its website, saying the 27-year-old Nigerian collapsed during weight room training and could not be resuscitated.

The 2.16-metres tall centre who made his debut for the Nigerian male team, D’Tigers, in 2018 played for Florida State University in the United States.

Unselected at the NBA draft in 2017, Ojo moved to Europe and signed with Belgrade’s FMP, then transferred to Red Star in 2019.

His contract expired in June, but he remained in the Serbian capital.

He was unsigned at the time of his death.

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