Koko Archibong

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Koko Archibong
Aniekan Archibong.jpg
Personal information
Born (1981-05-10) May 10, 1981 (age 37)
New York City, New York
Nationality Nigerian / American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Polytechnic School
(Pasadena, California)
College Penn (1999–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Playing career 2003–2012
Position Small forward
Career history
2003–2004 Pau-Orthez
2004–2006 Brose Baskets
2006–2007 Alba Berlin
2007–2008 Skyliners Frankfurt
2008–2009 Prokom Sopot
2009–2010 Giants Düsseldorf
2010–2011 Bayreuth
2011–2012 Gießen 46ers
Career highlights and awards

Koko Archibong (born May 10, 1981) is a former Nigerian-American professional basketball player. Born in New York City at a height of 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) tall, he played at the small forward position.

Personal life[edit]

Koko Archibong was born as Aniekan Okon Archibong, the first born son in his family. He is called Koko because it means junior in Nigeria.[1]

Archibong has a bachelor's degree of Medicine from Penn. He later obtained a Masters in Public Health from the University of Liverpool in 2013.

In 2013, Archibong founded a basketball skills training business and also became assistant athletic director of the Polytechnic School. He became a client relationship associate with the Capital Group in 2015.[2]

College career[edit]

Archibong played college basketball at the University of Pennsylvania, with the Penn Quakers from 2000-03. In his junior season, he averaged 14.2 points and 5.7 rebounds, while shooting .510 shooting from the field. In the same season, he set a school record (along with teammates Tim Begley, Ugonna Onyekwe and Jeff Schiffner) by starting all 32 games the Quakers played that season.

Archibong captained the 2002-03 team with Andy Toole, leading Penn to a 22-6 record (including a 14-0 Ivy League mark) and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row. He ended his Penn career with 1,131 points, 504 rebounds, 110 assists, 76 steals and 59 blocked shots while making 99 starts.[3] He was a two-time All-Ivy and Academic All-Ivy League selection.

Professional career[edit]

After a few pre-draft workouts with the Phoenix Suns, he went undrafted in the 2003 NBA Draft. He went on to become part of the Suns’ Summer League team in the 2003 Reebok Rocky Mountain Revue in Salt Lake City.[4] He later made to the training camp of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2003.

Archibong played professional basketball in France, Germany, and Poland. In 2005, he won the German League championship with GHP Bamberg. He played in the EuroLeague with the clubs Pau-Orthez, Brose Baskets, and Prokom Sopot.

Nigerian national team[edit]

Archibong played with the senior men's Nigerian national basketball team. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nba.com/suns/news/archibong_qa_030721.html
  2. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/kokoarchibong
  3. ^ http://www.pennathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=1700&ATCLID=205501015
  4. ^ http://www.nba.com/suns/news/archibong_qa_030721.html
  5. ^ "Men's Basketball". London2012.com. Retrieved July 30, 2012.

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