Kalu Ezinne

Name:
Kalu Ezinne
Birthdate:
26/06/1992
Height:
173 cm
Nationality:
Primarily Position:
Point Guard
Secondary Position:
Shooting Guard
Third Position:
Availability:
No

Career:
2009-2010: Newark, NJ / Science Park High School
2010-2011: Savannah St. (NCAA, starting five): 26 games: 15.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.9apg, 3.1spg, FGP: 41.7%, 3PT: 30.1%, FT: 61.7%
2011-2012: Savannah St. (NCAA, starting five): 30 games: 17.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.8apg, 2.7spg, FGP: 32.0%, 3PT: 21.9%, FT: 71.7%
2012-2013: Savannah St. (NCAA, starting five): 12 games: 13.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.9apg, 2.8spg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 40.7%, FT: 66.7%
2013-2014: Savannah St. (NCAA, starting five): 32 games: 16.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.4apg, 2.7spg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 25.9%, FT: 66.8%
2014-2015: Savannah St. (NCAA, starting five): 29 games: 16.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.1apg, 3.2spg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 24.2%, FT: 73.3%
2015-2016: Clube Desportivo Torres Novas (Portugal-Liga Feminina): 21 games: Score-2(22.7ppg), 6.0rpg, Assists-1(5.1apg), Steals-1(4.0spg), FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 23.3%, FT: 72.7%
2016-2017: Olivais/UrgiCentro-SAN Coimbra (Portugal-Liga Feminina, starting five): 26 games: Score-1(21.5ppg), 4.0rpg, Assists-3(4.3apg), Steals-1(4.2spg), FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 78.4%
2017-2018: Vasas Akademia (Hungary-A Division, starting five): 18 games: Score-2(17.0ppg), 3.4rpg, 3.9apg, Steals-1(3.3spg), FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 21.7%, FT: 78.3%
2018-2019: In Nov.’18 signed at Gruener Stern Keltern (Germany-DBBL, starting five)

Awards/Achievements:
Nigerian U19 National Team -11
MEAC Tournament Semifinals -14
All-MEAC 3rd Team -14
MEAC All-Tournament Team -14
MEAC Regular Season Runner-Up -15
MEAC Tournament Winner -15
All-MEAC 1st Team -15
MEAC All-Tournament 1st Team -15
Portuguese Liga Feminina All-Star Game -16
Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League 2nd Team -16
Nigerian National Team -16-18
Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Nantes (France) -16: 2 games: 8.5ppg, 3.0apg, 1.0spg
Portuguese Supercup Finalist -17
Portuguese Federation Cup Semifinals -17
Portuguese Liga Feminina -17 (Player of the Week: 3 times)
Portuguese League Regular Season Champion -17
Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Forward of the Year -17
Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League 1st Team -17
Eurobasket.com Portuguese League All-Imports Team -17
Afrobasket in Mali -17 (Gold): 8 games: 11.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.0apg, Steals-2(2.4spg), FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 75.8%
Afrobasket.com All-African Championships 2nd Team -17
Hungarian A Division -18 (Player of the Week Rd.19)
Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Defensive Player of the Year -18
Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention -18
World Championships in Tenerife (Spain) -18: 7 games: 10.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.1apg, Steals-2(2.4spg), FGP: 31.6%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 67.6%

Eurobasket profile (click on logo to open):

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FIBA 2018 World Cup Highlights:

NCAA highlights:

Key moments:

Full games 2018/2019 season (club career):

Rutronik Stars Keltern 82 – 62 Herner (German DBBL 2018/2019 season)
#23 white: Ezinne Kalu: 27 MIN; 20 PCT (7/8 2PCT; 1/2 3PCT; 3/4 FT); 2 REB; 2 AST; 2 STL; 19 EFF
Boxscores available at http://www.eurobasket.com/Basketball-Box-Score.asp?Game=2019_0203_13270_10286-Germany

Full games 2018/2019 season (NT career):

USA 71 – 40 Nigeria (World Cup 2018 – Quarterfinals)
#23 green: Ezinne Kalu: 31 MIN; 8 PCT (3/5 2PCT; 2/3 FT); 4 REB; 6 AST; 5 STL; 15 EFF (team high)
Boxscores available at http://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2018/game/2809/USA-Nigeria#|tab=boxscore

Nigeria 57 – 56 Greece (World Cup 2018 – Playoff game after group stage)
#23 white: Ezinne Kalu: 31 MIN; 14 PCT (4/11 2PCT; 1/5 3PCT; 3/6 FT); 7 REB; 4 AST; 3 STL; 15 EFF
Boxscores available at http://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2018/game/2609/Nigeria-Greece#tab=boxscore

Canada 73 – 72 Nigeria (World Cup 2018 – Classification game for 7th-8th place)
#23 green: Ezinne Kalu: 33 MIN; 13 PCT (2/6 2PCT; 2/6 3PCT; 3/5 FT); 4 AST; 3 STL
Boxscores available at http://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2018/game/3009/Canada-Nigeria

Canada 86 – 68 Nigeria (World Cup 2018 – Group stage game)
#23 green: Ezinne Kalu: 32 MIN; 15 PCT (3/8 2PCT; 2/6 3PCT; 3/4 FT); 3 REB; 1 AST; 3 STL
Boxscores available at http://www.fiba.basketball/womensbasketballworldcup/2018/game/2209/Australia-Nigeria#|tab=boxscore

Full games 2017/2018 season:

Vasas Akademia 58 – 86 Sopron Basket (Hungarian 2017/2018 season)
#11 white: Ezinne Kalu: 27 PCT (7/12 2PCT; 3/7 3PCT; 4/6 FT); 5 REB; 4 AST; 7 FOULS SUFFERED; 1 STL; 1 BLK; 28 EFF
Boxscores available at https://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/Hungary/2018/0331_10207_7686.asp

Vasas Akademia 79 – 73 PEAC Pecs (Hungarian 2017/2018 season)
#11 white: Ezinne Kalu: 23 PCT (7/11 2PCT; 9/11 FT); 3 REB; 8 AST; 10 FOULS SUFFERED; 5 STL; 33 EFF
Boxscores available at https://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/Hungary/2018/0303_10207_17565.asp