| Nigerian / Italian|
2001 / Undrafted
| 255 lb (116 kg)|
| February 8, 1981 (age 34)
Lagos, Nigeria (1981-02-08) |
8 (Mens Sana 1871 Basket / Center)
6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
College of Southern Idaho
Benjamin Eze Wikipedia
Benjamin Ndubuisi Eze (born February 8, 1981) is a Nigerian-Italian professional basketball player. He is a 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) tall center.
Eze was brought from Nigeria to Russia during the 1998-99 season, where he played in 1 game with Avtodor Saratov. After leaving Russia, Eze moved to the United States and signed to play with the University of Louisville Cardinals. However, Eze was declared ineligible because of the game in Russia for the 1999-00 basketball year. He then transferred to the College of Southern Idaho junior college, where he averaged 7.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. He declared himself eligible for the 2001 NBA Draft but went undrafted.
In 2011, he signed with Olimpia Milano. On February 6, 2014, he signed with Dinamo Sassari.
Eze represented Nigeria at the 2005 FIBA Africa Championship, where Nigeria finished in third place, qualifying for the 2006 FIBA World Championship. Eze did not join the Nigerian team at the World Championship.