Ejike Ugboaja

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Ejike Ugboaja
Free agent
Position Power forward
Personal information
Born (1985-05-28) 28 May 1985 (age 31)
Lagos, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2004 Yelwa Hawks (Nigeria)
2004–2006 UB Lagos (Nigeria)
2006 Kager Gdynia (Poland)
2007 APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus)
2007–2008 Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
2008 Anaheim Arsenal (D-League)
2008–2009 Azad University (Iran)
2009 Azovmash Mariupol (Ukraine)
2010 Petrochimi Bandar Imam (Iran)
2010 Ford Burgos (Spain)
2011–2012 Jahesh Tarabar Qom (Iran)
2013 Utena Juventus (Lithuania)
2013–2014 İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi (Turkey)
2014 BC Mark Mentors (Nigeria)

Ejike Christopher Ugboaja (born 28 May 1985) is a Nigerian professional basketball player who last played for BC Mark Mentors of the Nigerian Premier Basketball League (NPBL).

Professional career[edit]

Ugboaja was selected in the 2006 NBA draft by the National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers, in the second round with the 55th pick overall.[1] He was a member of the Cavaliers during the 2006-07 season, but did not play in any regular season games with the team. He played in the 2nd-tier Eurocup with Azovmash Mariupol[2] and with BC Odessa.[3]

Nigerian national team[edit]

Ugboaja competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the 2007 FIBA Africa Championship, the 2009 FIBA Africa Championship, and the 2011 FIBA Africa Championship with Nigeria. He also played at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, with the senior men's Nigerian national basketball team.


  1. ^ "Cleveland Cavaliers Draft Shannon Brown, Daniel Gibson and Ejike Ugboaja in 2006 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 28, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ejike Ugboaja inks for Azovmash". Sportando.com. October 23, 2009. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ "BC Odessa signs Sparks and Ugboaja". Sportando.com. January 17, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 

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