Benjamin Eze

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Benjamin Eze
Tibor Pleiß and Benjamin Eze.jpg
Eze while playing with Montepaschi Siena
Personal information
Born (1981-02-08) February 8, 1981 (age 36)
Lagos, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian / Italian
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College College of Southern Idaho (1999–2001)
NBA draft 2001 / Undrafted
Playing career 1998–2014
Position Center
Career history
1998 Avtodor Saratov
2001 Geoplin Slovan
2001–2004 Viola Reggio Calabria
2004–2010 Montepaschi Siena
2010–2011 Khimki
2011–2012 Olimpia Milano
2012–2013 Montepaschi Siena
2014 Dinamo Sassari
Career highlights and awards

Benjamin Ndubuisi Eze (born February 8, 1981) is a Nigerian-Italian[1] professional basketball player. He is a 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) tall center.

Professional career[edit]

Eze was brought from Nigeria to Russia during the 1998-99 season, where he played in 1 game with Avtodor Saratov. After leaving Russia, Eze moved to the United States and signed to play with the University of Louisville Cardinals. However, Eze was declared ineligible because of the game in Russia for the 1999-00 basketball year. He then transferred to the College of Southern Idaho junior college, where he averaged 7.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. He declared himself eligible for the 2001 NBA Draft but went undrafted.

In 2011, he signed with Olimpia Milano.[2] On February 6, 2014, he signed with Dinamo Sassari.[3]

Nigerian national team[edit]

Eze represented Nigeria at the 2005 FIBA Africa Championship, where Nigeria finished in third place, qualifying for the 2006 FIBA World Championship. Eze did not join the Nigerian team at the World Championship.


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