Nick Okorie Signs One-Year Deal in Austria
TORONTO, September 25, 2015 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Nick Okorie has signed a one-year contract with WBC Raiffeisen Wels in the Austria A Bundesliga.
Okorie, a 6’1’’ guard, started the 2014-2015 season in Denmark before moving to the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC). While with the Aalborg Vikings in Denmark, Okorie averaged 23.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.8 assists over 12 games. He then joined the Island Storm where he averaged 16.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 4.1 assists over the remaining 28 games of the NBLC season. Okorie, who has been an efficient three-point shooter throughout his career, shot 38.5% from beyond the arc on the season. He helped lead the Island Storm all the way to the NBLC Semi Finals, where they lost in five games to the Halifax Rainmen. Okorie was named to the 2014-2015 All-NBLC Third Team.
A Houston, Texas native, Okorie graduated from Texas Tech University in 2010, where he averaged 10.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.4 steals in his senior season, helping lead the Raiders to the Elite 8 of the National Invitational Tournament. He then played professionally in Finland and Germany before moving to the NBLC in 2012. In his first season in Canada, Okorie averaged 19.0 points and 4.3 assists per game for the Oshawa Power. He was selected to participate in the 2013 NBLC All Star Game and was an All-NBLC Honourable Mention.
In the 2013-2014 season, Okorie split time between the Mississauga Power and the Island Storm. He finished the season with the Island Storm, leading his team to the NBLC Finals where they lost in seven games to the Windsor Express. Okorie was named to the NBLC All-Playoff First Team after averaging 22.6 points and 4.9 assists throughout the playoffs. In 35 total games with the Island Storm, Okorie averaged 20.7 points, 4.4 assists, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game. He also made 130 three-pointers on the season, which was 5th most in the NBLC that year.
Okorie joins a Wels team that finished in 6th place in the A Bundesliga standings last season with a 19-17 record, before falling to Kapfenberg in the first round of the playoffs.
“I am really excited for this opportunity to play with the Wels organization,” said Okorie. “I expect great things on the court and I am anxious to get to get to work.”
For more information and individual box scores for Nick throughout the season, please visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/nick-okorie.