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Real Betis tab O.D. Anosike - Aug 26, 2017


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O.D. Anosike
Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (Liga Endesa) inked 26-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) power forward O.D. Anosike (203-109kg-91, college: Siena, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at Openjobmetis Varese in Italian Serie A. In 28 games he recorded 9.8ppg and 11.1rpg (leader !!!) last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Anosike also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 5.5ppg and 8.5rpg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Anosike spent at Enel Brindisi (also in Serie A). In 14 games he had 5.8ppg, 10.1rpg and 1.0apg. Anosike also spent pre-season at AEK Athens in Greek A1 that year. But in four games he got just 1.0ppg and 4.0rpg. He also played 5 games in Eurocup where he got only 2.0ppg and 4.8rpg.
Anosike has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements his team won French ProA Regular Season in 2014. Anosike received also USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Anosike has played previously professionally in France (Strasbourg IG).
He attended Siena College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Anosike's game is described as: Tremendous rebounder...Possesses high basketball IQ and great hands... Exceptional vision for a big man...Solid low post moves...Long and rangy. Consistent and powerful finisher...Good at facing up and taking defender off the dribble.

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Saul Blanco
Donnie McGrath
Alfonso Sanchez
Mikel Uriz
Josep Franch

Forwards:
Samardo Samuels
Nobel Boungou-Colo
Taylor Brown
O.D. Anosike

Center:
Ivan Cruz_Uceda

Coach: Alejandro Martinez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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