One of Nigeria’s top performer at the ongoing 2021 Afrobasket Championship in Kigali Rwanda, Ben Emelogu has sealed a move to French Pro B side, Rouen metropole, after half a year without playing club Basketball.
The point guard confirmed the move on his official Twitter account, on Wednesday, days after D’Tigers of Nigeria were thrown out of the competition. He averaged 10.3 Point per game 4.5 rebounds per game, in Kigali.
An athletic and skillful player, Ben Emelogu was unable to express his talent last season due to the health situation and an injury in Russia at the start of the championship.
Emeritus defender and team player, he arrives at RMB to revive and show what he is capable of after a more than promising debut season in the Eurocup with Gdynia.
It will be recalled that the previous season ended in March 2020 for reasons that we all know. The COVID-19 pandemic.
At the end of a long university course in the United States (Virginie Tech in 2013/14 and Southern Methodist from 2014 to 2018), the native of Dallas (Texas) had his first professional experience in one of the best Polish teams, Gdynia. In the 2019/20 season, he compiled 7.7 points at 42.2%, including 38% at 3-pointers, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in the regular season. It is especially in EuroCup that he appreciated his skill behind the arc (8.7 points to 43.2% at 3-points and 4.2 rebounds in 21 minutes of play).
FINAL ROSTER FOR ROUEN AHEAD OF THE 2021-22 SEASON:
Position 1: Marcus Gomis, Filip Adamovic
Position 2: Benoit Injaï
Position 3: Pierre-Etienne Drouault, Ben Emelogu
Position 4: Brandon Edwards, Isaiah Philmore, David Gassaud
Post 5: Earvine Bassoumba, Brice Dessert.
The schedule ahead of the new season has also been released.