Julius Nwosu

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Julius Nwosu
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1971-05-01) May 1, 1971 (age 43)
Nkwere, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College Liberty (1989–1993)
NBA draft 1993 / Undrafted
Pro career 1993–2010
Career history
Cáceres CB (1993–1994)
San Antonio Spurs (1994–1995)
CSKA Moscow (1995–1996)
Boston Celtics (1996)
Panathinaikos (1996-1997)
Galatasaray Cafe Crown(1998)
Avtodor Saratov (1998)
Isuzu Giba Cats (2000–2001)
Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez (2001)
Red Bull Thunder (2002)
Sporting (2002–2004)
EB Pau-Orthez
CSU Asesoft Ploieşti (Romania, 2005–2006)
Al Jalaa (Syria, 2006–2007)
Ararat (Iran, 2007–2008)
Gregorio Urbano Gilbert (2008)
Crocodrilos de Caracas (2008)
Reales de La Vega (2008)
Villa Duarte de Calero (2009)
Juan Pablo Duarte (2009)
Gregorio Urbano Gilbert (2009–2010)
Jose Horacio Rodriguez (2010)
San Carlos (2010)

Obinna Julius Nwosu (born May 1, 1971), is a Nigerian former professional basketball player. He played briefly for the American National Basketball Association's San Antonio Spurs during the 1994–95 NBA season. He also had a career in the Lebanese Basketball League and the Philippine Basketball Association.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Born in Nkwere, Nigeria, Nwosu attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Nwosu has played in 14 different countries during his 14-year career.

He won the Russian league title in 1996 with CSKA Moscow, and the French league crown in 2001 with Pau-Orthez. Nwosu led the Red Bull Thunder to the PBA Commissioner's Cup title in 2002. In 2005, he started with Asesoft Ploiesti in Romania (averaging 12.8 points and 9.8 rebounds in FIBA Europe Cup), before signing with Syrian club Al Jalaa Aleppo in February 2006. He later played in the Dominican Republic.[2]

He was part of the 1998 FIBA World Championship Nigerian national team that played at the FIBA World Championship. But due to bad medication bought at a market in Lagos, he was suspended for doping and could not finish the tournament.[3]

NBA career 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
1994–95 San Antonio 23 0 3.7 .321 .000 .765 1.0 .1 .0 .1 1.3
Career 23 0 3.7 .321 .000 .765 1.0 .1 .0 .1 1.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1994–95 San Antonio 2 0 3.5 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 0.0
Career 2 0 3.5 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 0.0

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