HOUSTON (Rio 2016 Olympic Games) - Nigeria will have nine of the 12 players that reached the top of the AfroBasket 2015 podium when they run onto the hardwood to face Argentina in their first game at the Olympics.
Aminu had been with the team in the build-up to Rio but will reportedly sit out due to insurance issues.
His brother, Alade Aminu, will suit up for Nigeria at a second straight Olympics as will Chamberlain 'Champ' Oguchi, the Most Valuable Player of last year's tournament and a 2012 Olympian.
Nigeria will play in Group B at the Olympics.
In addition to going up against Argentina, they will face hosts Brazil, Croatia, Lithuania and Spain.
A top four finish will be needed for Nigeria to advance to the Quarter-Finals. They will be hoping to recapture the magic that saw them capture the AfroBasket 2015 crown in Tunisia. It was their first title in the competition.
Before heading to Rio, the Africans will go up against gold medal favorites USA on Monday night in Houston, Texas, in their last warm-up game.