Chinemelu Elonu

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Chinemelu Elonu
No. 13 – Tofaş
Position Center / Power forward
League Turkish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1987-03-11) March 11, 1987 (age 27)
Enugu, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian / American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Alief Elsik (Houston, Texas)
College Texas A&M (2006–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 CAI Zaragoza
2010–2011 Panionios
2011–2012 Pau-Orthez
2012–2013 Tofaş
2013 Jiangsu Dragons
2013–2014 Tofaş
2014 CAI Zaragoza
2014–present Tofaş

Chinemelu D. Elonu, Jr. (born March 11, 1987) is a Nigerian American professional basketball player who currently plays for Tofaş of the Turkish Basketball League. He played college basketball for Texas A&M.

College career[edit]

Elonu played at Texas A&M University from the 2006–2009 seasons. His junior and final season, he averaged 10 points and 7 rebounds per game.[1] He graduated from the school in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Leadership and Development.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Elonu was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 59th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.[1] He later signed a two-year deal with the Spanish team CAI Zaragoza where he averaged 6.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He had an opt-out clause that would have allowed him to sign with the Lakers after the 2009-10 season.[3]

In the August of 2010, he signed a contract with Panionios in Greece.[4]

In the January of 2011, he signed a contract with Pau-Orthez in France. He averaged 10.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.[5]

In the summer of 2012, he signed a contract with Tofaş of the Turkish Basketball League.[6]

In May 2014, Elonu came back to Zaragoza four years later, signing a contract until the end of the 2013–14 ACB season.[7]

Statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played  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     Led the league

Regular season

Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 France Pau-Orthez LNB Pro A 30 24.2 .634 .603 8.3 0.6 0.6 1.1 10.4
2012–13 Turkey Tofaş TBL 29 21.2 .661 .515 7.6 0.3 0.4 1.1 9.6

Playoffs

Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Turkey Tofaş TBL 2 23.0 .474 .500 .833 8.5 1.0 0.0 0.5 11.5

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