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Arinze Onuaku

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Transactions: Originally went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft. Played five games for Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League in 2010-11, spent time with the Neptunas in both the Baltic and Lithuanian Leagues in 2011-12. Rights were traded from Rio Grande Valley to the Canton Charge prior to the 2012-13 NBA D-League season. Signed by the New Orleans Pelicans on August 22, 2013.


2012-13 Season: Appeared in 38 games (35 starts) with the Canton Charge and averaged 12.6 points on .564 shooting with 9.5 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 23.7 minutes per game...started all three of Canton’s postseason contests and averaged 11.7 points on .600 shooting with 9.7 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 25.0 minutes per game...was fifth in the D-League for the season in both field goal percentage and rebounds...was the long Charge representative in the 2013 D-League All-Star Game in Houston...notched a team-high 20 double doubles on the season...grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds in a victory over Tulsa (12/28).


Professional: Played in three games with Neptunas of the Baltic League and averaged 12.0 points on .714 shooting with 3.3 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks in 14.0 minutes per game...also played in three games with Neptunas in the Lithuanian league and averaged 12.0 points on .565 shooting with 5.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 21.7 minutes per game. 2010-11: Appeared in five games with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and averaged 4.6 points on .500 shooting with 3.8 rebounds and 0.4 steals in 8.6 minutes per game...saw action in six of the Vipers’ postseason contests and averaged 4.2 points on .522 shooting with 2.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 10.8 minutes per game...scored a season-high 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting with a season-high 10 rebounds and two steals in a loss to Austin (3/18).


College: Played in 134 career games (103 starts) at Syracuse and averaged 9.2 points on .648 shooting (making him the all-time Field Goal Percentage leader at Syracuse) with 6.0 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 0.9 steals in 22.8 minutes per game...during his senior season, played in 32 games (31 starts) and averaged 10.5 points on .668 shooting with 5.1 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 0.9 steals in 22.8 minutes per game...played in 38 games (37 starts) as a junior and averaged 10.3 points on .667 shooting with 7.3 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 0.5 steals in 26.8 minutes per game...started all 35 games as a sophomore and averaged 12.7 points on .628 shooting with 8.1 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steal in 30.6 minutes per game...played in 29 games as a freshman and averaged 2.0 points on .561 shooting with 2.8 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in 8.4 minutes per game.


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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 275 lbs./ 124.7 kg
Born: July 13, 1987
From: Syracuse
Draft: 2014
NBA Debut: 2013
Years Pro: 1
Previous Teams:
  New Orleans Pelicans 2013 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Syracuse/USA

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