|No. 14 – Kagoshima Rebnise|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|League||Japanese Second Division|
March 19, 1991|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
Command Day Secondary School|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|2014||SBL Khasiin Khuleguud|
|2014||Fort Wayne Mad Ants|
|2015||→ Tampereen Pyrintö II|
|2016||Gegeen Khangai Leader|
|Career highlights and awards|
Chukwudiebere "Chu" Maduabum (born March 19, 1991), sometimes credited as "Chuk", "Chuck", or "Chu Chu", is a Nigerian professional basketball player for Kagoshima Rebnise of the Japanese Second Division. He was drafted 56th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2011 NBA draft before his rights were traded to the Denver Nuggets.
Maduabum, a 6'9" power forward, was the third player drafted straight from the D-League, following fellow second round picks Mike Taylor and Latavious Williams. He played for two teams while he was in Nigeria before going to the D-League: the Dodan Warriors and the Kano Pillars. He also played in the FIBA Africa Club Championship.
NBA and NBA D-League
In July 2012, Maduabum joined the Nuggets for the 2012 NBA Summer League where he averaged 2.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in three games.
On February 18, 2016, the 76ers traded the draft rights to Maduabum to the Houston Rockets as part of a three team trade with the Detroit Pistons. However, his rights would return to the 76ers four days later, as the Pistons rescinded their trade, following a failed physical by Donatas Motiejūnas.
In January 2013, Maduabum signed with Al-Shamal of Qatar's D1 league where he averaged 9.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.6 blocks and 1.0 assists in eight games.
In November 2013, Maduabum signed with Tallinna Kalev of Estonia for the 2013–14 season. In December 2013, he left Tallinna after three Estonian League games and two Baltic League games.
Return to D-League
On November 2, 2014, Maduabum was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. On December 2, 2014, he was waived by the Mad Ants after appearing in four games.
Return to Estonia
Short terms in Iceland & Finland
In September, Maduabum signed with Finnish Korisliiga team Tampereen Pyrintö where he played in eight matches averaging 2.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game before exiting the team at the beginning of November. He also played one game with Pyrintö II in First Division A.
Return to Mongolia
For the rest of the 2015-16 season, Maduabum would play with the Gegeen Khangai Leader in Mongolia. He'd later be named an All-Star for the second season in a row in Mongolia.
On September 21, 2016, Maduabum signed with Kagoshima Rebnise of the Japanese Second Division.
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