Daniel Ochefu (born December 15, 1993) is an American-born Nigerian professional basketball player for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Villanova Wildcats.

 

 

High school career

Born in Baltimore, Maryland,[2] 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.[3]

College career

Ochefu played college basketball for Villanova. As a freshman, he played behind center Mouphtaou Yarou.[5] In 2013–14, he averaged 5.7 points per game as a reserve player. The following season, he had 9.2 points per game.[3]

Ochefu scored a career-high 25 points in a 73–63 win over St. John's on February 13, 2016.[3] At the conclusion of the regular season, he was named Honorable Mention All-Big East.[6] 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.[7] On September 23, 2016, he signed with the Wizards.[8] 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.[9]

On October 9, 2017, Ochefu was waived by the Wizards.[10] 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.[11]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GPGames 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

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2016–17Washington1903.9.444.000.0001.2.2.1.01.3
Career1903.9.444.000.0001.2.2.1.01.3

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2017Washington401.3.000.000.000.3.0.0.0.0
Career401.3.000.000.000.3.0.0.0.0