|Intro||American basketball player (1993-)|
|From||United States of America
|Birth||15 December 1993, Baltimore, Maryland, USA|
Daniel Ochefu (born December 15, 1993) is an American-born Nigerian professional basketball player who plays for the Ibaraki Robots of the B.League. He played college basketball for the Villanova Wildcats.
High school career
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, 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.
Ochefu played college basketball for Villanova. As a freshman, he played behind center Mouphtaou Yarou. In 2013–14, he averaged 5.7 points per game as a reserve player. The following season, he had 9.2 points per game.
Ochefu scored a career-high 25 points in a 73–63 win over St. John’s on February 13, 2016. At the conclusion of the regular season, he was named Honorable Mention All-Big East. 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.
Washington Wizards (2016–2017)
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. On September 23, 2016, he signed with the Wizards. 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.
Maine Red Claws (2017)
On October 9, 2017, Ochefu was waived by the Wizards. The Boston Celtics signed him on October 13, 2017. He was assigned to G-League affiliate team the Maine Red Claws.
Reno Bighorns/Stockton Kings (2018–2019)
On February 12, 2018, Ochefu was traded by the Windy City Bulls to the Reno Bighorns along with a 2018 third-round draft pick and the returning player rights to Spencer Dinwiddie in exchange for Will Davis, the returning player rights to Lamar Patterson, and a 2018 first-round draft pick. He remained on the team as it became the Stockton Kings.
Cafés Candelas Breogán (2019)
On April 2, 2019, Cafés Candelas Breogán of the Liga ACB announced the signing of Ochefu.
Ibaraki Robots (2019–present)
In July 2019, Ochefu signed with the Ibaraki Robots in Japan.
He was called up for the Nigeria national basketball team for the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship.
NBA career statistics
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