I came across this inspirational story of former Alcorn State standout and Nigerian-born guard Alex Owumi a few months ago on ESPN. Owumi who was born in Lagos, Nigeria, moved with his family to the US via England when he was 11.
Averaging 14.4 points and 6.6 rebounds for Alcorn State in his final season in 2008, Owumi proceeded to carve out a professional career where he has had his sheer of life changing experiences having played in various parts of the globe in the last five years. However, no experience comes close to the one he went through playing in the Libyan league in 2011. What was expected to be a routine basketball stop for Owumi turned out to be a story that has helped shaped Owumi’s outlook in life, one that he will never forget in a hurry. Recently, Owumi released a book detailing what happened in Libya, and how the experience has made him a better person…
“My inspiration to write this book was to let the world know that my story can change lives and inspire many across the world”
To read the book description and get a copy of the book, you can click here to access the Amazon page. Owumi recently came off a very good campaign in the British Basketball League where he averaged 19.2 points and 6.6 rebounds suiting up for the Worcester Wolves.