|No. 14 – Tallinna Kalev|
Baltic Basketball League
March 19, 1991 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Command Day Secondary School
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|2009||Dodan Warriors (Nigeria)|
|2010||Kano Pillars (Nigeria)|
|2011–2012||Bakersfield Jam (D-League)|
|2013||Tallinna Kalev (Estonia)|
|2014||Khasiin Khuleguud (Mongolia)|
|2014||Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)|
|2015–present||Tallinna Kalev (Estonia)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Chukwudiebere "Chu" Maduabum (born March 19, 1991) is a Nigerian professional basketball player who currently plays for Tallinna Kalev of the Estonian Korvpalli Meistriliiga. He was drafted 56th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2011 NBA draft before his rights were traded to the Denver Nuggets.
Chukwudiebere, a 6'9" power forward, was the third player drafted straight from the D-League, following fellow second round picks Mike Taylor and Latavious Williams. He played for two teams while he was in Nigeria: the Dodan Warriors and the Kano Pillars. He also played in the FIBA Africa Club Championship.
NBA and NBA D-League
On January 24, 2012, Chukwudiebere was reacquired by the Bakersfield Jam. However, he was later waived by the Jam on February 1, 2012 after just one game due to injury.
On February 19, 2015 the draft rights to Chukwudiebere were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers along with JaVale McGee and a future first round pick via the Oklahoma City Thunder by the Denver Nuggets.
In January 2013, Chukwudiebere signed with Al-Shamal of Qatar's D1 league where he averaged 9.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.6 blocks and 1.0 assists in eight games.
In January 2014, Chukwudiebere signed with Khasiin Khuleguud of Mongolia for the rest of the 2013–14 season. He went on earn league All-Star honors and helped them win the 2014 championship.
Return to D-League
Return to Estonia
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