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Ejike Christopher Ugboaja (born 28 May 1985) is a Nigerian professional basketball player who last played for BC Mark Mentors of the Nigerian Premier Basketball League (NPBL).

Ejike Ugboaja
Personal information
Born (1985-05-28) 28 May 1985 (age 34)
Lagos, Nigeria
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career2003–2016
PositionPower forward
Career history
2003–2004Yelwa Hawks
2004–2006UB Lagos
2006Kager Gdynia
2007APOEL Nicosia
2007–2008Albuquerque Thunderbirds
2008Anaheim Arsenal
2008–2009Azad University
2009Azovmash Mariupol
2010Petrochimi Bandar Imam
2010Ford Burgos
2011–2012Jahesh Tarabar Qom
2013Utena Juventus
2013–2014İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi
2014BC Mark Mentors
2016Kano Pillars Basket


Professional careerEdit

Ugboaja was selected in the 2006 NBA draft by the National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers, in the second round with the 55th pick overall.[1] He was a member of the Cavaliers during the 2006-07 season, but did not play in any regular season games with the team. He played in the 2nd-tier Eurocup with Azovmash Mariupol[2] and with BC Odessa.[3]

Nigerian national teamEdit


  1. ^ "Cleveland Cavaliers Draft Shannon Brown, Daniel Gibson and Ejike Ugboaja in 2006 NBA Draft". 28 June 2006. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Ejike Ugboaja inks for Azovmash". 23 October 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  3. ^ "BC Odessa signs Sparks and Ugboaja". 17 January 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2015.

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