Nkem Ojougboh

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Nkem Ojougboh
Personal information
Born (1987-08-11) August 11, 1987 (age 29)
Benin City, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Scottsdale Christian Academy
(Phoenix, Arizona)
College
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present
Position Center
Career history
2010–2011 Utah Flash (D-League)
2011–2012 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2013 Ebun Comets Lagos (Nigeria)

Nkem-Nkechukwu Ojougboh (born August 11, 1987) is Nigerian professional basketball player. He was drafted in the second round (ninth pick) at the 2010 NBA Development League Draft by the Utah Flash, an affiliate of the Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks. Collegiately, Ojougboh played for the Northeastern University Huskies men's basketball team from 2007-2010 and for the University of Texas San Antonio in 2005. He played for the NBA Development League team Utah Flash in the 2010/11 NBA D-League season, and for the Tulsa 66ers in 2011/12. Ojougboh was named to the CAA All-Academic First Team from 2005-2008. Ojougboh is the son of Cairo Ojougboh and Grace Ojougboh. He has two brothers Omam Ojougboh, Orieka Ojougboh and a sister Rimma Ojougboh. Out of high school, Ojougboh committed to the University of Texas at San Antonio, after also being recruited by Boise State, Cornell University, Harvard University, Arizona State University and Washington State. He transferred to Northeastern after his Freshman campaign at University of Texas San Antonio.

Collegiate career statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Freshman (2005-2006) Texas San-Antonio 28 6 22.0 48.1 - 61.5 3.5 0.7 0.4 0.9 6.8
Sophomore (2007-2008) Northeastern 31 31 31.0 43.0 50.0 68.9 6.4 1.2 0.7 0.9 9.9
Junior (2008-2009) Northeastern 32 29 26.9 53.9 - 66.3 4.6 1.1 0.4 0.8 7.4
Senior (2009-2010) Northeastern 33 33 33.2 55.5 20.0 69.7 7.2 1.1 0.7 2.3 9.2

Professional career statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
NBA D-League (2010-2011) Utah Flash 48 - 17.1 51.1 - 68.7 4.7 0.9 0.5 1.2 5.1
NBA D-League (2011-2012) Tulsa 66ers 23 - 21.7 45.6 - 65.7 5.5 0.9 0.4 1.7 6.0

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