Chamberlain Oguchi

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Chamberlain Oguchi
Chamberlain Oguchi London 2012 Olympics.jpg
Chamberlain Oguchi at the London 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1986-04-28) April 28, 1986 (age 29)
Houston, Texas
Nationality Nigerian / American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school George W. Bush
(Richmond, Texas)
College Oregon (2004–2007)
Illinois State (2008–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Pro career 2009–present
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Career history
2009–2010 STB Le Havre (France)
2010–2011 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2011 Meralco Bolts (Philippines)
2011–2012 Hoops Club (Lebanon)
2012 Duhok (Iraq)
2012 Panteras de Miranda (Venezuela)
2012 Meralco Bolts (Philippines)
2012–2013 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2013 Spartak Primorye (Russia)
2013 Gran Canaria (Spain)

Chamberlain "Champ" Emeka Oguchi (born April 28, 1986) is a Nigerian American professional basketball player. His name "Emeka" is an abbreviation of the Igbo name "Chukwuemeka" (meaning "God has done so much").[1]

College career[edit]

Oguchi played college basketball for the University of Oregon, with the Oregon Ducks, for three years, before transferring to Illinois State University, to play with the Illinois State Redbirds in 2007.[2]

Professional career[edit]

In 2009, Oguchi signed with the French League club STB Le Havre.[3] Since his time playing in the French League, Oguchi has played in the: NBA D-League, the Philippine Basketball Association, the Lebanese League, the West Asian League (with the Iraqi club Duhok), and the Venezuelan League.

During his stint in the Philippines, he played for the Meralco Bolts.[4][5] During the 2012 Summer Olympics, Oguchi drew interest from a number of NBA teams that were interested in giving him a tryout. On November 1, 2012, Oguchi signed with the NBA D-League team the Maine Red Claws.[6] He was waived on January 25, 2013.

On May 13, 2013, he signed with the Spanish League club Gran Canaria.[7]

Nigerian national team[edit]

Oguchi has also been a member of the senior men's Nigerian national basketball team.[8] He played at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, and the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.


  1. ^ "Chukwuemeka". Behind the Name. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ Chamberlain Oguchi transferring to Illinois State. Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
  3. ^ Le Nigérian Chamberlain Oguchi au Havre (French). Retrieved on December 29, 2009.
  4. ^ Chamberlain 'Champ' Oguchi
  5. ^ Chamberlain Oguchi - Meralco Bolts
  6. ^ Red Claws' Camp Invites 2012
  7. ^ "Gran Canaria signs Chamberlain Oguchi". Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Q&A with Champ Oguchi. Retrieved on January 15, 2009.

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