Video emerges of 7-foot-9-inch Nigerian teenager and tallest basketball star Adegoke dunking without jumping

Video emerges of 7-foot-9-inch Nigerian teenager and tallest basketball star Adegoke dunking without jumping

- Abiodun Adegoke has set the entire internet space agog after showing off his height

- The Nigerian teenage basketballer is already two inches taller than the legendary Manute

- Footages have surfaced online showing Adegoke holding off the defence and dunking the ball without jumping

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A sensational video has sent the social media space ablaze as a 7-foot-9-inch basketballer Abiodun Adegoke is seen dunking the ball with both feet still planted firmly on the court.

Despite still being a teenager, Adegoke is already two inches taller than the legendary Manute Bol who was the tallest player to ever play in the National Basketball Association.

A video of him that surfaced online has basketball fans calling for college and NBA teams to snap him up as they believe he has genuine talent.

Another video which shows Adegoke working out in the United Arab Emirates, he receives the ball in the paint and has the physicality to hold off the defence before dunking the ball.

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While the smaller player simply lays up his shot, the tall Adegoke performs his signature move by dunking the ball without jumping.

7-foot-9-inch Nigerian teenager Abiodun Adegoke seen dunking without jumping
Abiodun Adegoke is 7-foot-9-inch tall. Photo: nzherald
Source: UGC

Fans on social media are already head-over-heels in love with him, although many continue to question his age.

The basketballer’s exact age still remains unknown with some media claiming he is 17 while others insist he is much older. Either way, Adegoke has certainly drawn the attention of basketball fans thanks to his size.

Meanwhile, Nigerian star Shola Shoretire on Thursday night, February 25, made history at Manchester United when he made his European debut for the Red Devils in their Europa League game.

The 17-year-old forward replaced Mason Greenwood in the 76th minute at Old Trafford against the Spanish giants in a match that ended goallessly.

Despite their failure to score a goal at home in the return leg against Real Sociedad, Ole Solskjaer and his wards have progressed to the round of 16 in the Europa League

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The 23-year-old powered a clinical effort from close range to hand the home team the lead just after 14 minutes of action with Youssouf Sabaly responsible for the assist.

Although the goal was not enough to rescue salvage a point for Les Girondins after two second-half goals from Thomas Delaine and Vagner Gonclaves turned the result in favour of the visitors.

Babajide is a digital publishing expert, an avid sports content thinker, researcher and writer. He is a graduate of Guidance and Counselling, having bagged his B.SC (ED) from the Ekiti State University. He can be reached on Twitter @JideOrevba


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