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|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|2009||Dodan Warriors (Nigeria)|
|2010||Kano Pillars (Nigeria)|
|2011–2012||Bakersfield Jam (D-League)|
|2013||Tallinna Kalev (Estonia)|
|2014||SBL Khasiin Khuleguud (Mongolia)|
|2014||Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)|
|2015||Tallinna Kalev (Estonia)|
|2015||Tampereen Pyrintö (Korisliiga)|
|2015||→ Tampereen Pyrintö II|
|2016||Gegeen Khangai Leader (Mongolia)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Chukwudiebere "Chu" Maduabum (born March 19, 1991) is a Nigerian professional basketball player, who is sometimes credited as "Chuk", "Chuck", or "Chu Chu", who last played for Gegeen Khangai Leader of Mongolia. He was drafted 56th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2011 NBA draft before his rights were traded to the Denver Nuggets.
Maduabum, 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 before going to the D-League: 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, Maduabum was reacquired by the Bakersfield Jam. However, he was later waived on February 1, 2012 after just one game due to injury.
On February 18, 2016, the 76ers traded the draft rights to Maduabum to the Houston Rockets as part of a three team trade with the Detroit Pistons. However, his rights would return to the 76ers four days later, as the Pistons rescinded their trade, following a failed physical by Donatas Motiejūnas.
In January 2013, Maduabum 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, Maduabum 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
On January 9, 2015, Maduabum re-signed with Tallinna Kalev. He later left Tallinna Kalev.
Short terms in Iceland and Finland
In September, Maduabum signed with Finnish Korisliiga team Tampereen Pyrintö where he played in eight matches averaging 2.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game before exiting the team at the beginning of November. He also played one game with Pyrintö II in First Division A.
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