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Ejike Ugboaja
Full Name: Ejike Ugboaja
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 / 225
Birthdate: May 28, 1985 (Nigeria)
High School:
Team: Union Bank Lagos (Nigeria)
Country: Nigeria
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U21 World Championships
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2005 6 0 12 44 .273 8 12 .667 0 0 .000 33 4 6 1 32 5.30

An early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Played this past season for Union Bank Lagos in the Nigeria Premier League. Played in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, averaging 15.4 points and 9.8 rebounds, earning All-Tournament Second Team honors. Member of the Nigerian National Team. Participated in the Under-21 World Championships in Argentina. Member of the Nigerian Under 21 National Team. Participated in the Under-18 World Championships in Greece in 2003, averaging 5.3 points and 5.5 rebounds. Won a gold medal at the Under-18 African Championships in 2002. Played for the Nigerian Under-18 National Team.

2005-06: Played with Union Bank Lagos in the Nigerian Premier League (statistics unavailable).

Strengths: Raw athlete who currently specializes in rebounding and defense, but is developing on the offensive end of the floor.