August 22, 1975 |
Port Harcourt, Rivers State
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||268.4 lb (122 kg)|
|High school||Worcester Academy|
|NBA Draft||1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall|
|Selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies|
|2001–2002||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2002-2003||Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)|
|2004-2005||Columbus Riverdragons (D-League)|
|2006||Virtus Roma (Italy)|
|2006-2007||Dynamo Moscow (Russia)|
Obinna Ralph Ekezie (born August 22, 1975, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State) is a Nigerian former professional basketball player who played in the NBA and other leagues. His name, Obinna, means "Father´s heart".
A 6'9" 270 lb center, Ekezie was selected with the 37th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies after playing with the Maryland Terrapins from 1995–1999. Obinna prepared for college at Worcester Academy, graduating in 1995.
Ekezie is the founder of ZeepTravel, an online business allowing travel services for those going to and from America and Africa.
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