Daniel Ochefu

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Daniel Ochefu
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Ochefu at Washington Wizards training camp in 2017
Free agent
Position Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1993-12-15) December 15, 1993 (age 23)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality Nigerian / American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school
College Villanova (2012–2016)
NBA draft 2016 / Undrafted
Playing career 2016–present
Career history
2016–2017 Washington Wizards
Career highlights and awards

Daniel Ochefu (born December 15, 1993) is an American-born Nigerian professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the Villanova Wildcats.

High school career

Born in Baltimore, Maryland,[1] Ochefu attended the Westtown School, where he averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds per game as a junior. As a senior, he transferred to Downingtown East High School. He was ranked 54th on ESNPU's list of the top 100 players in his high school class.[2]

College career

Ochefu played college basketball for Villanova. As a freshman, he played behind center Mouphtaou Yarou.[3] In 2013–14, he averaged 5.7 points per game as a reserve player. The following season, he had 9.2 points per game.[2]

Ochefu scored a career-high 25 points in a 73–63 win over St. John's on February 13, 2016.[2] At the conclusion of the regular season, he was named Honorable Mention All-Big East.[4] Ochefu played in the NCAA championship game on April 4, 2016 against North Carolina, where he helped the Wildcats defeat the Tar Heels 77–74, and claim Villanova's second national championship.

Professional career

Washington Wizards (2016–2017)

Boston Celtics 2017-present After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Ochefu joined the Washington Wizards for the Las Vegas Summer League, where he averaged 1.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.[5] On September 23, 2016, he signed with the Wizards.[6] He made his debut for the Wizards in their season opener on October 27, recording one rebound in four minutes off the bench in a 114–99 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.[7]

On October 9, 2017, Ochefu was waived by the Wizards.[8] The Boston Celtics signed him on October 13, 2017.

International Career

He was called up for the Nigeria national basketball team for the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship.[9]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Washington 19 0 3.9 .444 .000 .000 1.2 .2 .1 .0 1.3
Career 19 0 3.9 .444 .000 .000 1.2 .2 .1 .0 1.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017 Washington 4 0 1.3 .000 .000 .000 .3 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 4 0 1.3 .000 .000 .000 .3 .0 .0 .0 .0

References

  1. ^ Donohue, Ed (26 November 2012). "2012 Villanova Basketball Preview: Daniel Ochefu". VU Hoops. SB Nation. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Daniel Ochefu". villanova.com. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  3. ^ Juilano, Joe (March 31, 2016). "Villanova's Daniel Ochefu has emerged as a leader". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved September 25, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Four Named Unanimously to MBB All-BIG EAST First Team". Big East Conference. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Wizards' Daniel Ochefu: Struggles in summer league tryout". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Wizards Finalize Training Camp Roster". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Wizards at Hawks". NBA.com. October 27, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Wizards Waive Ochefu". Nba.com. October 9, 2017. Retrieved October 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ [1]

External links

  • ESPN bio
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