Julius Nwosu

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Julius Nwosu
Personal information
Born (1971-01-05) January 5, 1971 (age 47)
Nkwere, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
CollegeLiberty (1989–1993)
NBA draft1993 / Undrafted
Playing career1993–2010
PositionPower forward
Career history
1993–1994Cáceres CB
1994–1995San Antonio Spurs
1995–1996CSKA Moscow
1996Boston Celtics
1996–1997Panathinaikos
1998Galatasaray Cafe Crown
1998Avtodor Saratov
2000–2001Isuzu Giga Cats
2001Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
2002Red Bull Thunder
2002–2004Sporting
2004–2005Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
2005–2006CSU Asesoft Ploieşti
2006–2007Al Jalaa
2007–2008Ararat
2008Gregorio Urbano Gilbert
2008Crocodrilos de Caracas
2008Reales de La Vega
2009Villa Duarte de Calero
2009Juan Pablo Duarte
2009–2010Gregorio Urbano Gilbert
2010Jose Horacio Rodriguez
2010San Carlos

Obinna Julius Nwosu (born May 1, 1971), is a Nigerian former professional basketball player. He played briefly for the American National Basketball Association's San Antonio Spurs during the 1994–95 NBA season. He also had a career in the Lebanese Basketball League and the Philippine Basketball Association.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Born in Nkwere, Nigeria, Nwosu attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Nwosu has played in 14 different countries during his 14-year career.

He won the Russian league title in 1996 with CSKA Moscow, and the French league crown in 2001 with Pau-Orthez. Nwosu led the Red Bull Thunder to the PBA Commissioner's Cup title in 2002. In 2005, he started with Asesoft Ploiesti in Romania (averaging 12.8 points and 9.8 rebounds in FIBA Europe Cup), before signing with Syrian club Al Jalaa Aleppo in February 2006. He later played in the Dominican Republic.[2]

He was part of the 1998 FIBA World Championship Nigerian national team that played at the FIBA World Championship. But due to bad medication bought at a market in Lagos, he was suspended for doping and could not finish the tournament.[3]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1994–95 San Antonio 23 0 3.7 .321 .000 .765 1.0 .1 .0 .1 1.3
Career 23 0 3.7 .321 .000 .765 1.0 .1 .0 .1 1.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1994–95 San Antonio 2 0 3.5 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 0.0
Career 2 0 3.5 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 0.0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ NBA.com: Blog Archived 2007-06-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Julius Nwosu. LatinBasket.com
  3. ^ Player Profile

External links[edit]