Tuesday, 6 January 2009
Kelenna David Azubuike is a British-born Nigerian professional basketball player currently with the NBA's Golden State Warriors.
Azubuike attended Victory Christian School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US. He finished his high school career as the second all-time leading scorer in Oklahoma prep basketball history after amassing 3,530 career points. He was also the only player to ever earn Oklahoma’s “Super 5” recognition three times, an honour bestowed upon the state’s top five players, regardless of classification.
6-foot-5 Azubuike entered the 2005 NBA Draft after his junior year. He was not drafted, but played some preseason games for the Cleveland Cavaliers
In 2006, the Houston Rockets signed Azubuike to their training camp roster, but waived him on after only two pre-season games. In 2007, the Golden State Warriors signed Azubuike. However in 2008 Azubuike signed an offer sheet with the Clippers of a three-year, $9 million contract. His team Golden State were given seven days to match the offer. The Clippers' offer was matched by the Warriors on July 24, 2008, allowing Azubuike to remain a Warrior.