Chukwudiebere Maduabum

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Chukwudiebere Maduabum
No. 34
Personal information
Born (1991-03-19) March 19, 1991 (age 23)
Nationality Nigerian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Command Day Secondary School
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro playing career 2011–present
Career history
2009 Dodan Warriors
2010 Kano Pillars
2011 Bakersfield Jam
2012 Bakersfield Jam
2014 SBL Huleguud

Chukwudiebere Maduabum (born March 19, 1991) is a Nigerian professional basketball player. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft with the 56th pick overall, but was traded to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for a future second round pick.[1] The future second round pick would later on be traded to the Phoenix Suns due to the team's second trade involving Steve Nash. That pick would then become power forward Alex Oriakhi for the Suns.

Chukwudiebere, a 6-foot-9 power forward, was the third player drafted straight from the D-League, following fellow second round picks Mike Taylor and Latavious Williams. He played for two teams while he was in Nigeria: the Dodan Warriors and the Kano Pillars. He also played in the FIBA Africa Club Championship.

Professional career[edit]

Bakersfield Jam[edit]

While playing for the NBA D-League's Bakersfield Jam in 2011, Maduabum played 3 games and averaged 0.7 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game.

SBL Khasiin Khuleguud, Mongolia[edit]

Maduabum currently plays for SBL Khasiin Khuleguud, Mongolia. In his first game with the team, he had nine points and seven rebounds. His Mongolian nickname is ChuChu. His jersey number is 34.


  1. ^ "Lakers Trade Draft Rights To Chukwudiebere Maduabum". June 24, 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 

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