Ben Uzoh

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Ben Uzoh
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1988-03-18) March 18, 1988 (age 26)
Houston, Texas
Nationality American / Nigerian
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Warren (San Antonio, Texas)
College Tulsa (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Pro career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 New Jersey Nets
2011 Springfield Armor (D-League)
2011 Lokomotiv Kuban (Russia)
2012 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
2012 Cleveland Cavaliers
2012 Toronto Raptors
2012–2013 Springfield Armor (D-League)
2013–2014 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2014 Canton Charge (D-League)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ben Uzoh (born March 18, 1988) is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player.

College career[edit]

Uzoh played for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane over his four-year college basketball career.

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft, Uzoh signed a partially guaranteed contract with the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. On January 5, 2011, Uzoh was given a guaranteed contract to play out the rest of the year in New Jersey. He was briefly assigned to the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League, during the month of March 2011.[1]

In October 2011, he signed a one-year contract with Lokomotiv Kuban of the Russian League,[2] but was released after playing just two games.[3]

On March 27, 2012, he signed a 10 day contract with the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.[4] On April 16, 2012, the Raptors announced they had signed Ben Uzoh for the remainder of the 2011-2012 season. He recorded a triple-double on April 26, against the Nets, the first by a Raptor in eleven years.[5]

Uzoh joined the Denver Nuggets for their training camp in October 2012,[6] but did not make the team's final roster.[7] He was then acquired by the D-League team the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[8] However, on November 5, 2012, Uzoh was traded to the Armor for Tim Ohlbrecht.[9]

On October 31, 2013, Uzoh was acquired by the Tulsa 66ers in a trade involving the Iowa Energy and the Springfield Armor.[10] On January 22, 2014, he was traded to the Canton Charge.[11] On March 21, 2014, he was waived by the Charge due to season-ending injury.[12]

Nigerian national team[edit]

Uzoh has also been a member of the senior men's Nigerian national basketball team. He played at the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship.

NBA statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 New Jersey 42 0 10.4 .424 .375 .589 1.5 1.6 0.3 0.2 3.8
2011–12 Cleveland 2 0 6.5 .400 .000 .000 2.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 2.0
2011–12 Toronto 16 8 22.3 .351 .000 .579 3.9 3.7 1.0 0.2 4.8
Career 60 8 13.5 .395 .333 .587 2.1 2.2 0.5 0.2 4.0

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