Colonel Sam Amedu (Retired), served for the Nigerian Army for 32 years as a Colonel. It is in the Army where basketball was introduced to Nigeria post World War II. This is the reason why most National team players consisted of ex military men up until 1984. Colonel Sam played for the Nigerian basketball team and now is the President of the Dodan Warriors Basketball Club in Lagos, Nigeria and is considered a pioneer for basketball in Africa. He has been part of the Giants of Africa family since 2009 and acts as a camp director for the foundation.