|No. 0 – Capitanes de Arecibo|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|League||Baloncesto Superior Nacional|
March 11, 1987 |
|Nationality||Nigerian / American|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Alief Elsik (Houston, Texas)|
|College||Texas A&M (2006–2009)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|2009–2010||CAI Zaragoza (Spain)|
|2013||Jiangsu Dragons (China)|
|2014||CAI Zaragoza (Spain)|
|2015–present||Capitanes de Arecibo (Puerto Rico)|
Chinemelu D. Elonu, Jr. (born March 11, 1987) is a Nigerian American professional basketball player who currently plays for Capitanes de Arecibo of the Puertorrican Baloncesto Superior Nacional. He played college basketball for Texas A&M.
Elonu played at Texas A&M University from the 2006–2009 seasons. His junior and final season, he averaged 10 points and 7 rebounds per game. He graduated from the school in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Leadership and Development.
Elonu was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 59th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. He later signed a two-year deal with the Spanish team CAI Zaragoza where he averaged 6.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He had an opt-out clause that would have allowed him to sign with the Lakers after the 2009-10 season.
On June 9, 2015, he signed with Capitanes de Arecibo of Puerto Rico. On 7/21/15 Elonu committed a foul against Michael Rosario, hitting him in the face during the BSN Finals. Leon was fined $2,500, and received a probation of 15 games. Tournament director Quinones determined that the hit was ""intended to deal it a personal foul with excessive force" to Rosario.
|GP||Games played||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||Led the league|
|2011–12||Pau-Orthez||LNB Pro A||30||24.2||.634||–||.603||8.3||0.6||0.6||1.1||10.4|
- "Elonu sets sights on NBA career".
- "A&M big man impresses scouts with work ethic, defensive skills".
- "Draft pick signs ... in Spain".
- Panionios and Chinemelu Elonu reach an agreement
- Elonu Chinemelu Pau (French)
- Tofaş adds Chinemelu Elonu
- Elonu comes back to Zaragoza until the end of the season
- Capitanes sign Elonu