Jean-Jacques Conceição

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Jean-Jacques da Conceição
Personal information
Born (1964-04-03) April 3, 1964 (age 52)
Kinshasa, Zaire
Nationality Angolan
Listed height 6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1986 / Undrafted
Playing career 1982–2003
Position Power forward
Number 15
Career history
1982–1988 Primeiro de Agosto
1988–1996 Benfica
1996–1999 Limoges CSP
1999–2000 Unicaja Malaga
2000–2003 Portugal Telecom
FIBA Hall of Fame as player

Jean-Jacques Nzadi da Conceição (born April 3, 1964 in Kinshasa), better known as Jean-Jacques, is an Angolan retired basketball player. A 6'6¾", 220 lb. power forward, he represented Angola at the AfroBasket where he won a record 7 continental titles. At club level, he won 5 Angolan league titles with Primeiro de Agosto, before moving to Benfica in Portugal, where he won seven national championships and three Portuguese Cups. He also went to play for CSP Limoges in France and for Portugal Telecom.

Professional career[edit]

Even though he has never played at the NBA, Jean-Jacques enjoyed a successful career in Europe, especially in Portugal, where he won 10 national championships (7 with Benfica and 3 with Portugal Telecom), 7 Portuguese Cups (5 with Benfica and 2 with Portugal Telecom), 5 Super Cups (4 with Benfica and 1 with Portugal Telecom) and 6 League Cups (all with Benfica).[1]

Angolan national team[edit]

Conceição won 7 FIBA Africa Championships, namely in 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001 and 2003 in addition to a bronze medal in 1997. He also played for his country at the World Cup finals in 1986, 1990 and 1994 and the Olympics in 1992.[2]

Post career[edit]

In 2011, in Antananarivo, within the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of FIBA Africa, Jacques was nominated the most valuable basketball player in Africa.[3][4][5]

On June 19, 2013, Jean-Jacques was inducted on the FIBA Hall of Fame.[6]

Titles won[edit]

Year Event
2003 AfroBasket (ANG)
2001 AfroBasket (ANG)
1999 AfroBasket (ANG)
1996 Portuguese Cup (BEN) Portuguese Super Cup (BEN) Portuguese League Cup (BEN)
1995 Portuguese League (BEN) 1994–95 Portuguese Cup (BEN) Portuguese Super Cup (BEN) Portuguese League Cup (BEN) AfroBasket (ANG)
1994 Portuguese League (BEN) Portuguese Cup (BEN) Portuguese League Cup (BEN)
1993 Portuguese League (BEN) Portuguese Cup (BEN) Portuguese League Cup (BEN) AfroBasket (ANG)
1992 Portuguese League (BEN) Portuguese Cup (BEN) Portuguese Super Cup (BEN) AfroBasket (ANG)
1991 Portuguese League (BEN) Portuguese League Cup (BEN)
1990 Portuguese League (BEN) Portuguese Super Cup (BEN) Portuguese League Cup (BEN)
1989 Portuguese League (BEN) AfroBasket (ANG)
1988 Angolan League (PRI) Angola Cup (PRI)
1987 Angolan League (PRI) Angola Cup (PRI)
1986 Angolan League (PRI) Angola Cup(PRI)
1985 Angolan League (PRI) Angola Cup(PRI)
1983 Angolan League (PRI)
1982 AfroBasket U-18 (ANG)


  1. ^ "José Carlos e Jean-Jacques agradecem homenagem Lusa" (in Portuguese). Jornal dos Desportos. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  2. ^ Jean-Jacques Conceição at
  3. ^ "Jean Jacques Africa's most valuable basketball player". AA Angola. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Angola: Jean Jacques Africa's Most Valuable Basketball Player". All Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  5. ^ "Jean-Jacques Conceicao chosen for FIBA Hall of Fame!". Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  6. ^ "Jean Jacques to enter basketball Hall of Fame Wednesday". ANGOP. Retrieved 2013-06-20.