VLADIVOSTOK (Afrobasket/FIBA Basketball World Cup) - When Chamberlain Oguchi looks back on his career one day, he'll remember that basketball took him to places all over the world.
It’s been true when he's worn the Nigeria shirt, something he's expected to do later this year in Cote d'Ivoire at the Afrobasket when his national team attempts to qualify for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
And it's something that has happened as a professional.
The latest stop for Oguchi is Vladivostock in the Far East of Russia.
Spartak Primorye have announced the signing of Oguchi, a 26-year-old who played college basketball at Oregon and Illinois State.
He arrives in Russia after playing for the Main Red Claws in the NBA D-League.
The 1.98m scoring machine raised plenty of eyebrows last summer with Nigeria, helping the Africans book a spot at the London Games via the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT).
It was the first time that Nigeria played at an Olympics.
Oguchi then signed off from the Summer Games with a 35-point explosion against France.
His team threatened to upset Les Bleus but fell, 79-73.
The Miami Heat were among the sides to express interest in him after the Olympics but he ended up in the D-League.
The general manager of Spartak, Edward Sandler, said: "From an economic point of view, it is a very profitable deal for the club.
"The player goes to play and show off, and not to grab easy money.
"I think we will add aggression with Oguchi on the perimeter, and in the April series of home games we will look better and will please the fans with some wins."