Chinemelu Elonu

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Chinemelu Elonu
No. 0 – Capitanes de Arecibo
Position Center / Power forward
League Baloncesto Superior Nacional
Personal information
Born (1987-03-11) March 11, 1987 (age 28)
Enugu, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian / American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
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
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 CAI Zaragoza (Spain)
2010–2011 Panionios (Greece)
2011–2012 Pau-Orthez (France)
2012–2013 Tofaş (Turkey)
2013 Jiangsu Dragons (China)
2013–2014 Tofaş (Turkey)
2014 CAI Zaragoza (Spain)
2014–2015 Tofaş (Turkey)
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.

College career[edit]

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.[1] He graduated from the school in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Leadership and Development.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Elonu was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 59th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.[1] 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.[3]

In the August of 2010, he signed a contract with Panionios in Greece.[4]

In the January of 2011, he signed a contract with Pau-Orthez in France. He averaged 10.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.[5]

In the summer of 2012, he signed a contract with Tofaş of the Turkish Basketball League.[6]

In May 2014, Elonu came back to Zaragoza four years later, signing a contract until the end of the 2013–14 ACB season.[7] Later in the year he returned to Tofaş.

On June 9, 2015, he signed with Capitanes de Arecibo of Puerto Rico.[8]

Statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

Regular season

Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 France Pau-Orthez LNB Pro A 30 24.2 .634 .603 8.3 0.6 0.6 1.1 10.4
2012–13 Turkey Tofaş TBL 29 21.2 .661 .515 7.6 0.3 0.4 1.1 9.6

Playoffs

Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Turkey Tofaş TBL 2 23.0 .474 .500 .833 8.5 1.0 0.0 0.5 11.5

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