Kenny Adeleke

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Kenny Adeleke
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No. 2 – Hekmeh BC
Position Power forward / Center
League Lebanese Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1983-02-10) February 10, 1983 (age 34)
Lagos, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Paul Robeson
(Brooklyn, New York)
College Hofstra (2001–2004)
Hartford (2005–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2007 Hapoel Galil Elyon
2007–2008 Banvit
2008 PBC Lukoil Academic
2009 NSB Napoli
2010 Shanxi Zhongyu
2010 BC Dnipro
2011 Hacettepe Üniversitesi
2011 San Sebastián Gipuzkoa
2012 Cherkaski Mavpy
2012 Henan Jiyuan
2013 Springfield Armor
2013 Metros de Santiago
2013–2014 Vestelspor Manisa
2014–2015 Club Goes
2015 Trotamundos de Carabobo
2015–2016 Atenienses de Manatí
2016 Phoenix Fuel Masters
2016–2017 Final Gençlik
2017–present Hekmeh

Andrew Kehinde "Kenny" Adeleke (born February 10, 1983)[1] is a Nigerian professional basketball player for Hekmeh of the Lebanese Basketball League.

High school career[edit]

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Adeleke played basketball and tennis at Paul Robeson High School in Brooklyn, New York. During Adeleke's senior year at Paul Robeson High School, he was named P.S.A.L. Player of the Year by the New York Daily News while averaging 19 points per game and 13 rebounds per game.[2]

College career[edit]

Adeleke studied and played at Hofstra University for 3 years before moving to the University of Hartford,[3] where he graduated.

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2006 NBA Draft, Adeleke signed up to the 2006 CBA Draft and was selected as the #2 pick overall by the Butte Daredevils. He was signed by the New York Knicks to play in the Summer League squad in Las Vegas in the Summer of 2006.

During the 2006 NBA pre-season, he played 2 games with the Seattle SuperSonics[4] before being released. Adeleke went on to play in Israel and played for Hapoel Galil Elyon.

Adeleke signed with the Seattle SuperSonics for the 2007 Summer League.

He also played in Italy for NSB Napoli and in Turkey for Hacettepe Üniversitesi.[5]

On January 11, 2013, Adeleke was acquired by the Springfield Armor.[6]

In October 2015, he signed with Club Atlético Goes the most popular Uruguayan club.

On January 27, 2015, he signed with Trotamundos de Carabobo of Venezuela.[7] On May 14, 2015, he signed with Atenienses de Manatí of the Puerto Rican Baloncesto Superior Nacional.[8]

On February 2016, Adeleke signed with the Phoenix Fuel Masters of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). However, on February 27, 2016, he was released by Phoenix and was replaced by Kevinn Pinkney.[9]

The 2016–17 season, Adeleke started with Final Gençlik of the Turkish Basketball First League but lef the club after appearing in 19 games. In early March 2017, he signed with Lebanese club Hekmeh.[10]

Personal life[edit]

His name "Adeleke" means "the crown achieves happiness" in Yoruba.[11]

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