Ben Uzoh

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Ben Uzoh
Okapi Aalstar
Position Point guard
League BLB Division I
Personal information
Born (1988-03-18) March 18, 1988 (age 29)
Houston, Texas
Nationality American / Nigerian
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Warren (San Antonio, Texas)
College Tulsa (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 New Jersey Nets
2011 Springfield Armor
2011 Lokomotiv Kuban
2012 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2012 Cleveland Cavaliers
2012 Toronto Raptors
2012–2013 Springfield Armor
2013–2014 Tulsa 66ers
2014 Canton Charge
2017–present Okapi Aalstar
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Benjamin Chukwukelo Uzoh (born March 18, 1988) is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for Okapi Aalstar of the Basketball League Belgium Division I.

College career[edit]

Uzoh played for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane over his four-year college basketball career.

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
9.9 PPG 15.6 PPG 14.0 PPG 15.3 PPG
5.0 RPG 5.4 RPG 4.9 RPG 4.7 RPG
1.5 APG 2.3 APG 4.7 RPG 4.7 APG

Uzoh is the only player in school history to be ranked top 10 among points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. He's a three time All-Conference USA recipient including his selection to the first team his senior year. He started in 140 games out 141 game in his college career.

Professional career[edit]

In the summer of 2010, Uzoh earned Portsmouth Invitational Tournament All Third Team.

After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft, Uzoh signed a partially guaranteed contract with the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. On January 5, 2011, Uzoh was given a guaranteed contract to play out the rest of the year in New Jersey. He was briefly assigned to the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League, during the month of March 2011.[1]

In October 2011, he signed a one-year contract with Lokomotiv Kuban of the Russian League,[2] but was released after playing just two games.[3]

On March 27, 2012, he signed a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.[4] On April 16, 2012, the Raptors announced they had signed Ben Uzoh for the remainder of the 2011-2012 season. He recorded a triple-double on April 26, against the Nets, the first by a Raptor in eleven years.[5]

Uzoh joined the Denver Nuggets for their training camp in October 2012,[6] but did not make the team's final roster.[7] He was then acquired by the D-League team the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[8] However, on November 5, 2012, Uzoh was traded to the Armor for Tim Ohlbrecht.[9]

On October 31, 2013, Uzoh was acquired by the Tulsa 66ers in a trade involving the Iowa Energy and the Springfield Armor.[10] On January 22, 2014, he was traded to the Canton Charge.[11] On March 21, 2014, he was waived by the Charge due to a season-ending injury.[12]

On March 12, 2017, Uzoh signed with Belgian club Okapi Aalstar.[13]

National team career[edit]

Uzoh has played for the Nigerian national basketball team at the 2013, 2015 AfroBasket, and the 2016 Summer Olympics

Afrobasket 2013 AfroBasket 2015 Rio Olympics 2016
10.6 PPG 5.6 RPG 5.0 APG
8.1 PPG 3.1 RPG 3.0 APG
7.4 PPG 1.4 RPG 2.6 APG

NBA 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
2010–11 New Jersey 42 0 10.4 .424 .375 .589 1.5 1.6 0.3 0.2 3.8
2011–12 Cleveland 2 0 6.5 .400 .000 .000 2.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 2.0
2011–12 Toronto 16 8 22.3 .351 .000 .579 3.9 3.7 1.0 0.2 4.8
Career 60 8 13.5 .395 .333 .587 2.1 2.2 0.5 0.2 4.0

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