Nigerian international Ike Ireogbu has joined Hapoel Galil Elyon in the Isreali Basketball league from French Pro A side Chalone.
Ireogbu becomes the second notable Nigerian player to feature for Galil Elyon, since Kenny Adeleke played for them.
Galil Elyon has won the Isreali Championship, Isreali National League and Israeli States Cup once.
The former LA Clippers player, first featured in the Pro B league with Rouen, as he was brought in to help them end the season on a high. A task which he achieved with ease, he lead the scorers chat for the club since he joined. With two games left to end the French league season, Iroegbu was signed by Chalone.
On April 25, 2021, the D’Tigers of Nigeria Guard tied his career high in points in a Pro B game. That day he scored 30 points in Rouen’s home loss against Gries, 83-89. He also had 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal. He shot 6/12 from two, 4/6 from 3, shooting at 55.6% from the field. He also shot 6/6 from the free-throw line.
In his career Iroegbu has also played for Lietkabelis in Lithuania and Capital City and Agua Caliente in the NBA G-League. Iroegbu is a graduate of Washington State University where he played for four seasons.
He had the best point average for the Nigerian National team during the AFRO-BASKET QUALIFIERS, topping the efficiency chat.