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Friday, 14 August 2020

Avtodor Inked Ben Emelogu

Avtodor has signed a one-year deal with the 25-year-old American forward Ben EMELOGU (196 cm, 98 kg).


Last season Emelogu made his debut in proffessional basketball for the Polish side Arka Asseco Grynia. In 10 EuroCup games, the Avtodor newcomer averaged 8.7 points (43% of three-pointers), 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.6 steals for 21.4 minutes played. His average statistics in 17 PLK games were 7.7 points (38% of three-pointers), 3.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.9 steals for 21.1 minutes played.

In college basketball Emelogu competed for Southern Methodist University (Texas) for 4 years. The American forward helped his team to win the NCAA American Athletic Conference both in 2015 and 2017. In 2017, he was also named the All-AAC Best Sixth Player Of The Year. The Avtodor newcomer played 33 games in his senior 2017-18 NCAA season averaging 10.6 points (47% of three-pointers), 5.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals for 31.7 minutes.



Gordie HERBERT
Avtodor head coach:

“Very excited to sign Ben Emelogu. He is a young player with potential. Looks to be a great fit within our current roster. He will give us defense, toughness and three-point shooting.”

Ben EMELOGU
Avtodor forward:

“I’m very excited to start my second year of professional basketball. I’m also thankful for the opportunity to come and play for BC Avtodor and coach Herbert. Looking forward to a great season that the fans can be proud of!”

REFERENCE:
Ben EMELOGU
Date of birth: 24th November 1994.
Height: 196 cm.
Weight: 98 kg.
Position: Small forward.
Place of birth: Dallas (Texas).
Nationality: USA.

SPORTS CAREER:
Teams:
2013–2014 – Virginia Tech University (NCAA)
2014–2018 – Southern Methodist University (NCAA)
2019–2020 – Asseco Arka Gdynia (Poland)

Personal achievements:
2015, 2017 – NCAA American Athletic Conference champion.
2017 – All-NCAA American Athletic Conference Best Sixth Player Of The Year.

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