MASAI UJIRI

MASAI UJIRI

Masai Ujiri is a native of Zaria, Nigeria and founder of Giants of Africa in 2003. Ujiri originally played soccer as a youth before focusing on basketball. His interest with basketball started as a 13-year old playing with friends on outdoor basketball courts in northern Nigeria. He admired Hakeem Olajuwon, an NBA star who was born in Nigeria. Masai became the first African born GM in the NBA in 2010 with the Denver Nuggets and is currently the President and GM of the Toronto Raptors