The last time he played a competitive basketball game in his hometown was in the city public high school finals when he was as 17-year-old grade 12 student.
More than seven years later, Nikola Djogo returns to Hamilton on Wednesday night for the first professional game of his basketball career.
“I get to play my first pro game in my hometown and it feels great,” says the 24-year-old, six-foot-eight guard for the Hamilton Honey Badgers. “I played all my college ball in the States so to be able to play in the summer for my family and friends, is great. In August, I’ll likely be playing somewhere far away, so a window of time when my family can easily come and watch me play is a blessing.”
Djogo helped Dave Ormerod’s Saltfleet Storm to the 2014 provincial AAA championship when he was in Grade 11, and after his Grade 12 year, he went to the Athlete Institute, a prep school…