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Tonye Jekiri

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Born
1994 (27 years old)

Birth Place
Lagos, Nigeria

Position
Center

Team Number
23

Height
7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)

Weight
227 lb (103 kg)

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Sport
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Team
BC UNICS

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League
Russian VTB United League

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Tonye Frank Jekiri (born July 23, 1994) is a Nigerian professional basketball player for Baskonia of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague.

College career
Jekiri played four seasons for the Miami Hurricanes and participated in two Sweet 16s. As a senior, he averaged 7.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.

Professional career
Jekiri signed his first professional contract with Turkish team Bandırma Kırmızı. In the 2017–18 season, Jekiri played with BC Oostende in the Belgian Pro Basketball League. With Oostende he won the championship, and was named the PBL Finals MVP. He was also the leading rebounder in the PBL, with 7.3 per game.

On July 3, 2019, Jekiri signed a one-year contract with LDLC ASVEL of the French LNB Pro A and the EuroLeague. He averaged 8.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in 27 games. On July 11, 2020, Jekiri officially signed a two-year contract with Baskonia of the Liga ACB.


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