Thursday, October 31, 2013
Arinze Onuaku Debuts in the NBA
Arinze Onuaku worked hard for the past three years to rehabilitate his injured quadriceps and to improve his game so he could make it to the NBA. That all paid off last evening as he had his NBA debut with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Onuaku played 15 minutes in the Pelicans 95-90 loss to the Indiana Pacers. He scored only 2 points, but added five rebounds and three assists during his time on the court.
Onuaku injured his quadriceps in the Georgetown game of the Big East tournament in 2010, ending his senior season and crushing any hopes he had in being drafted by the NBA. He rehabilitated his leg, and played basketball in Lithuania for one year, before playing in the NBDL last year.
Congratulations to Onuaku for making it back!