March 19, 1991 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Command Day Secondary School
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|2009||Dodan Warriors (Nigeria)|
|2010||Kano Pillars (Nigeria)|
|2011–2012||Bakersfield Jam (D-League)|
|2013||Tallinna Kalev (Estonia)|
|2014||Khasiin Khuleguud (Mongolia)|
|2014||Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Chukwudiebere "Chu" Maduabum (born March 19, 1991) is a Nigerian professional basketball player who last played for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. He was drafted 56th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2011 NBA draft before his rights were traded to the Denver Nuggets.
Chukwudiebere, a 6'9" 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.
NBA and NBA D-League
On January 24, 2012, Chukwudiebere was reacquired by the Bakersfield Jam. However, he was later waived by the Jam on February 1, 2012 after just one game due to injury.
In January 2013, Chukwudiebere signed with Al-Shamal of Qatar's D1 league where he averaged 9.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.6 blocks and 1.0 assists in eight games.
In January 2014, Chukwudiebere signed with Khasiin Khuleguud of Mongolia for the rest of the 2013–14 season. He went on earn league All-Star honors and helped them win the 2014 championship.
Return to D-League
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- "2010-11 Transactions". NBA.com. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
- "2011-12 Transactions". NBA.com. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
- "2012-2013 Denver Nuggets Summer League Rosters". RealGM.com. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
- "Tin Kalev Tallin sign former Lakers draftee Maduabum Chuckwudiebere". Sportando.com. November 30, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
- "Nigerian professional basketball player M.Chukwudiebere to join SBL Khasyn Khuleguud". InfoMongolia.com. January 6, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
- "Mad Ants Finalize 2014-15 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 2, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
- Cohn, Justin (December 2, 2014). "More moves for Mad Ants". JournalGazette.net. Retrieved December 7, 2014.