Former Northern Illinois men's basketball player Richard Oruche is playing for Nigeria at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Oruche played at NIU from 2005-07 before transferring to Illinois-Springifled. He played in 18 contests during the 2006-07 season. During the 2011-12 season, Oruche averaged 15.4 points per game for Associacao Academica de Coimbra in Portugal.
Nigeria, who is making its first-ever olympic appearance, opens up play against Tunisia Sunday at 3 a.m. CT. Nigeria will take on the United States Thursday at 4:15 p.m.