Landry Nnoko

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Landry Nnoko
Landry Nnoko (cropped).jpg
Nnoko playing for Clemson
No. 35 – Alba Berlin
PositionCenter
LeagueBBL
Personal information
Born (1994-04-09) April 9, 1994 (age 25)
Yaoundé, Cameroon
NationalityCameroonian
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolMontverde Academy
(Montverde, Florida)
CollegeClemson (2012–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2017Victoria Libertas Pesaro
2017–2018Grand Rapids Drive
2018Sakarya BB
2018–presentAlba Berlin
Career highlights and awards

Landry Nnoko (born April 9, 1994) is a Cameroonian basketball player for Alba Berlin of the German Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He played college basketball in the United States for Clemson University.

College career[edit]

After coming to the U.S. to play high school basketball at Montverde Academy, Nnoko committed to Clemson for college. He played four seasons for the Tigers and was a three-year starter known primarily for his shot-blocking and defense. As a senior, Nnoko earned Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) All-Defensive team honors and led the league in blocked shots.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Following the close of his college career, Nnoko signed with Victoria Libertas Pesaro of Italy's Serie A.[2] He averaged 6.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game for the 2016–17 season.

At the start of the 2017–18 season, Nnoko was signed by the Detroit Pistons of the NBA as a part of their training camp roster.[3] After being cut in training camp, he signed with the Pistons′ NBA G League franchise, the Grand Rapids Drive. At the close of the G League season, Nnoko was named the league′s Defensive Player of the Year.[4]

On July 29, 2018, Nnoko signed with Sakarya BB of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi.[5]

In December 2018 Nnoko signed with Alba Berlin of the German Basketball Bundesliga.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Nnoko is the cousin of NBA player Luc Mbah a Moute.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame named first team All-ACC". The State. March 7, 2016. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "PESARO, UFFICIALE L'INGAGGIO DEL CENTRO LANDRY NNOKO". basketitaly.it (in Italian). July 27, 2016. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Pistons sign Udrih, Willis, Nnoko; announce camp roster". The Detroit News. September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "Landry Nnoko Named Defensive Player Of The Year". NBA G League. 4 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Landry Nnoko signs with Sakarya". Sportando.com. 29 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Landry Nnoko signs with Alba Berlin". 13 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  7. ^ Brenner, Aaron (February 13, 2014). "Out of Africa: Clemson trio of hoopsters appreciative of American opportunity". The Post and Courier. Retrieved August 14, 2017.

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