Arinze Onuaku




SEASON 3.5 50 0 0 0.5 0.8 0.3 0.1
CAREER STATS 6.6 65.2 0 40 1.8 1.8 0.5 0.2


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Arinze Onuaku grabs the miss, goes up strong for the layup and draws the foul for the and-1 opportunity.

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Tyler Harvey scores 24 points for Orlando but Joe Young's 28 points leads the Pacers over the Magic.

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Arinze Onuaku rises up for the big block on Jordan Morgan's dunk attempt.

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The Suns' Arinze Onuaku says he took advantage of a smaller player with his big jam in the first quarter.


The Suns' Arinze Onuaku makes a powerful move to get to the rim in the first quarter.


Professional History

2015-16 SEASON: Played and started in 17 games with the Meralco Bolts of the Philippine Basketball Association, averaging 18.7 ppg., 17.5 rpg., 2.9 apg. and 1.5 blkpg. in 41.1 minpg., while shooting .658 (129-196) from the field…Also appeared in 11 games for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israel Premier League, averaging 7.2 ppg. and 3.5 rpg. in 12.0 minpg.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 11 career NBA regular season games (one start) with New Orleans, Cleveland and Minnesota, averaging 2.7 ppg. and 2.6 rpg. in 8.9 minpg....2014-15: Played in six games (one start) with Minnesota, averaging 4.5 ppg. and 3.5 rpg. in 11.3 minpg., while shooting .857 (12-14) from the floor…Made first career NBA start on Apr. 15 vs. Oklahoma City, tallying a career-high 12 points, six rebounds two assists and one steal…Also played in 41 games (35 starts) with Canton of the NBA Development League, averaging 17.5 ppg., 12.2 rpg. and 1.4 apg. in 34.6 minpg….2013-14: Appeared in five total games with both New Orleans and Cleveland, averaging 0.6 ppg. and 1.6 rpg. in 6.0 minpg….Played in 32 outings (14 starts) with Canton of the NBA Development League, averaging 14.8 ppg., 10.1 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 1.00 blkpg….Named a D-League All-Star…2012-13: Played in 38 contests (32 starts) with Canton of the NBA Development League, averaging 12.6 ppg. and 9.5 rpg. in 23.7 minpg….Named a D-League All-Star.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Was not drafted by an NBA franchise…Played with Rio Grande Valley in the NBA Development League (2010-11)…Played in Lithuania (2011-12)…Played with Canton of the NBA Development League (2012-13)…Signed as a free agent by New Orleans (Aug. 22, 2013)…Signed to a 10-day contract by Cleveland (Feb. 22, 2014)…Signed to a second 10-day contract by Cleveland (Mar. 4, 2014)…Waived by Cleveland (Mar. 12, 2014)…Signed as a free agent by Minnesota (Apr. 7, 2015)…Played in the Philippines and Israel (2015-16)…Signed as a free agent by Orlando (Sep. 8, 2016).

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Appeared in 134 career games (103 starts) during four seasons at Syracuse University (2005-06, 2007-10), averaging 9.2 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and 1.10 blkpg. in 22.8 minpg., while shooting .648 (540-833) from the floor…Ranks first in Orange history in field goal percentage and 11th in blocked shots (148)…As a senior (2009-10), played in 32 games (31 starts), averaging 10.5 ppg., 5.1 rpg. and 1.09 blkpg. in 22.8 minpg., while shooting .668 (153-229) from the floor, a single-season school record…As a junior (2008-09), appeared in 38 games (37 starts), averaging 10.3 ppg., 7.3 rpg. and 1.39 blkpg. in 26.8 minpg., while shooting .667 (178-267) from the field, which led the Big East conference…During his sophomore season (2007-08), played and started in 35 outings, averaging 12.7 ppg., 8.1 rpg., 1.34 blkpg. and 1.03 stlpg. in 30.6 minpg., while shooting .628 (186-296) from the field…Ranked second in the Big East and ninth in the nation in field goal percentage…Had surgery on his left knee and was redshirted for the 2006-07 season…As a freshman (2005-06), played in 29 games, averaging 2.0 ppg. and 2.8 rpg. in 8.4 minpg.

ONE-ON-ONE: Full name is Arinze Anthony Onuaku…Pronounced ah-RIN-zay on-ooh-AH-koo…Son of Christopher and Anastasia Onuaku…Majored in sports management while at Syracuse…You can follow him on Twitter: @youngflashy21.

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