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Chinemelu Elonu
Position Forward-Center
Height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
League LEB Oro
Team Basket Zaragoza 2002
Born March 11, 1987 (1987-03-11) (age 22)
Nationality Nigerian
College Texas A&M
Draft NBA Draft, 2009
Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career 2009–present

Chinemelu D. Elonu, Jr. (born March 11, 1987 in Nigeria[1]) is a Nigerian American[2] basketball player. He played college basketball for Texas A&M.


College career

Elonu played at Texas A&M from the 2006–2009 seasons. His junior and final season, he averaged 10 points and 7 rebounds per game.[3] He graduated from the school in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Leadership and Development.[4]

Professional career

Elonu was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 59th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.[3] He later signed a two-year deal with the Spanish club team Zaragoza. He has an opt-out clause that will allow him to sign with the Lakers after the 2009-10 season.[5]


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