Andre Drummond is leading the league in rebounding, Kemba Walker is on the precipice of being named All-NBA and Caron Butler and Richard Hamilton are commentating games on national TV. However, in the NBA G-League, the NBA’s minor league and development arm, another former Husky is doing his part in growing the great game and great league so many fans have come to love.
After twice being denied a visa by the United States Embassy in Nigeria, Charles Okwandu landed stateside in 2007. He had nothing but a duffel bag with a shirt, a pair of pants, some underwear and a rosary. At age 21, he was leaving behind four brothers and his parents in his native Lagos, Nigeria, to pursue a better life.