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Benjamin Eze


Full Name:
Benjamin Ndubuisi Eze
Position:
Forward
College:
College of Southern Idaho
Height:
6-10 (208 cm.)
Weight:
245 (111 kg.)
High School:
Bishop Aggey Memorial Secondary School, Lagos, Nigeria
Birthdate:
February 8, 1981
Birthplace:
Lagos, Nigeria

HIGHLIGHTS
  Early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft.
  Played one game for Autodor Saratov in Russia during 1998-99 season after being brought there from Nigeria.
  Originally signed to play at Louisville and planned to enroll for the 1999-2000 academic year, but was ruled academically ineligible.
  One of three celebrated Nigerian basketball players who were brought to Russia under questionable circumstances, and have had eligibility problems related to their brief stay there ever since.
  The other two Nigerians were Muhamed Lasege, who won a court injunction against the NCAA that permitted him to play for Louisville during the 2000-01 season, and Uche Okafor, who was Eze's teammate at the College of Southern Idaho, a junior college in Twin Falls, Idaho, during the 2000-01 season.


AT COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO
  As a freshman was limited to 13 games by an ankle injury.
  In about 16 minutes per game, averaged 7.5 points and 5.2 rebounds.
  Scored in double figures in six of 13 games.
  Blocked 16 shots and notched eight steals in 13 games (six starts).
  Grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds and scored 14 points vs. Snead State of Alabama.
  Recorded 15 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots vs. Central Florida.

  In one game with Autodor Saratov of Russia in 1998-99, recorded two points and one rebound in five minutes of playing time.


STATISTICS
SEASON G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST PTS AVG
2000-01 13 40 68 .588 18 41 .439 67 12 98 7.5
Three-point field goals: 0-for-1 (.000)


 
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