Ebi Ere

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Ebi Ere
Ebi Ere.jpg
No. 25 – Cimberio Varese
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Serie A
Personal information
Born (1981-08-02) August 2, 1981 (age 32)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Listed height 195 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight 96 kg (211 lb)
Career information
High school McLain (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
College Barton CC (1999–2001)
Oklahoma (2001–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2004 Sydney Kings
2004–2005 Oklahoma Storm
2005–2006 Liège Basket
2006–2007 Brisbane Bullets
2007 Gigantes de Carolina
2007–2008 Brisbane Bullets
2008 Gigantes de Carolina
2008–2009 Melbourne Tigers
2009 Gigantes de Carolina
2009–2011 Pepsi Caserta
2011–2012 Obradoiro CAB
2012–present Cimberio Varese

Ebi Ere (born August 2, 1981) is a US-born Nigerian professional basketball player. He plays shooting guard for the Cimberio Varese, in the Italian Serie A. He previously played for the Sydney Kings, also of the NBL. Ere won the grand final 2007 with the Brisbane Bullets. He finished runner up to Chris Anstey in the 2008 NBL MVP.

Ere played college basketball at Barton County Community College from 2000 to 2002. He transferred to the University of Oklahoma before the 2002 season. Along with teammate Hollis Price, they led the Oklahoma Sooners to the Final Four in 2002 where they lost to the Indiana Hoosiers in the national semifinal.

Ere was among those selected to play for the Nigerian National Team in the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan. There he played alongside other American-born players with a tie or allegiance to Nigeria. He scored a total of 67 points (average of 11.17 per game), which was third behind Gabe Muoneke and Ime Udoka. In 2003 he played in the Orlando Summer League for the Milwaukee Bucks.

In 2007 Ere was part of the Grand Final winning Brisbane Bullets. This year is leading the league in points per game with 27.2.

On NBA.com they said that his strengths were that he was an athletic wing player who can create his own shot and score points in bunches.

Ere has a major in African-American studies.

Ere played for the 2008 Memphis Grizzlies Summer League team.

In 2008 Ere signed on with the South Dragons but decided he wanted to try for an NBA contract. The South Dragons decided not to wait to instead signed on American Tremmell Darden as their second import. Ebi Ere then went on to sign with the Melbourne Tigers, which has made the rivalry between the Tigers and the Dragons a whole lot bigger.

In 2009 he was signed by the Italian team Pepsi Caserta.

In August 2011 he signed a one-year deal with Obradoiro CAB.[1]

In July 2012 he signed a one-year contract, with an option for a second year, with Cimberio Varese in Italy.[2]

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