Mar 16, 2021
Eugene Omoroyi has lived quite a life. Emigrating from Nigeria to Canada as a young boy, he has seen his share of obstacles. Although he lived a Canadian life outside of his home, inside it was Nigerian language, Nigerian customs, and an appreciation for the sacrifices his family has made for him. After playing soccer growing up, Omoruyi came around to the sport of basketball late in high school and found his way to the United States. After spending three years at Rutgers, he transferred to Oregon in 2019 and has been a major force in the Ducks’ second consecutive Pac 12 regular season title this season. Omoruyi has big aspirations. He’d like to play in the NBA and succeed at the highest level. But more importantly, he wants to give back to those who have helped him get to where he is today.