|No. 9 – Shimane Susanoo Magic|
|Position||Power forward / Small forward|
|Born||24 November 1980|
Wichita Falls, Texas
|Listed height||204 cm (6 ft 8 in)|
|Listed weight||110 kg (243 lb)|
|NBA draft||2003 / Undrafted|
|2003||Texas Rim Rockers|
|2004||Cedar Rapids River Raiders|
|2004–2005||Andrea Costa Imola|
|2008–2009||STB Le Havre|
|2010||BSG Basket Ludwigsburg|
|2012–2013||SLUC Nancy Basket|
|2014–present||Shimane Susanoo Magic|
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Bingo Asante Merriex (born 24 November 1980 in Wichita Falls, Texas) is an American basketball player. After completing his collegiate studies in his native United States, Merriex played as a professional abroad. Though he played on teams in Lebanon, Italy, and Ukraine, Merriex spent most of his career playing in the top two European leagues for clubs from Germany, France, and Belgium. He was the best Rebounder in the 2005-2006 season of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) (the highest German league), scoring a double-double on average. Merriex has played for the Shimane Susanoo Magic in the bj league (the highest Japanese league) since 2014.
Merriex studied at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas and played basketball for the TCU Horned Frogs in NCAA Division I. He became one of the most successful scorers and rebounders in the Horned Frogs' history and remains the fourth most successful three-point thrower of the team.
After his collegiate studies, Merriex first played for one summer in the United States Basketball League (USBL) with a team from his home state of Texas, then played a season in Lebanon. The following summer, he returned to the USBL before signing a contract with the Andrea Costa Imola in the LegADue (the second-tier Italian league). After one season, he switched teams to play with the Tigers Tübingen in the German Basketball-Bundesliga (BBL). In January 2006, the Tigers signed Aaron McCarthy as their coach and maintained their class in the 2005-06 season. During that time, Merriex had a significant share, with over 16 points and a good 10 rebounds per game, and thus averaging a double-double. He was also the best rebounder in the league during that season. He then went to Mons in the Hainaut Province of Belgium, where he played with the Belfius Mons-Hainaut in the ULEB Cup. However, he was not as successful there, as his game shares were significantly lower. Merriex proceeded to reconnect with McCarthy, who brought him back to the Tigers Tübingen in the subsequent season. His stats in his second season with the Tigers were less brilliant than during his first season with the team: while the majority of his throws in the 2007-08 season were three-point throws, he averaged only 11 points and just under 8 rebounds per game.
For the 2008-09 season, Merriex moved to France and played for the STB Le Havre in the LNB Pro A (the top French league). He also played once more in the EuroCup. Afterwards, he moved to Aalst, Belgium, where he played for the Okapi Aalst under the direction of former BBL coach Brad Dean. Merriex returned to the BBL prior to the start of the 2010-11 season and was signed by the BSG Basket Ludwigsburg, the regional rival of his former Tübingen club. When his contract ended without renewal in November 2010, Merriex moved to the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague. In the 2011-12 season, Merriex played once again in Belgium, this time with the R.B.C. Verviers-Pepinster under Coach McCarthy. However, the season was disappointing: with only 5 wins out of 32 games, the team finished last in the table. Merriex then moved back to France to play with SLUC Nancy Basket in the LNB Pro A. The team missed the championship play-offs at first, but saved itself with a victory advantage on the last non-relegation place. After the end of the season, Merriex signed what was intended to be a temporary contract with the rent4office Nuremberg. Afterwards, he went to Japan, where he has played for the Shimane Susanoo Magic since 2014.
- "The Records" (PDF). 2008-09 Men's Basketball Media Guide. Texas Christian University. p. 146. Retrieved 22 June 2021. Unknown parameter
- "Bingo Merriex". LegADue (in italiano). basketnet.it. n.d. Archived from the original on 16 January 2006. Retrieved 30 September 2010. Unknown parameter
- "Video-Interview mit Bingo Merriex: In Belgien nur Cheerleader". tagblatt.de (in Deutsch). 13 September 2007. Archived from the original on 12 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2019. Unknown parameter
- Merriex kommt in die Barockstadt at Archive.today (archived 2012-07-20). Beko Basketball Bundesliga (in German). 26 September 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
- "Bingo Merriex verstärkt rent4office Nürnberg". www.diejungeliga.de (in Deutsch). 7 December 2013. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2019. Unknown parameter
- "Bingo Merriex". Shimane Susanoo Magic Official Web Site (in 日本語). n.d. Archived from the original on 21 May 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2019. Unknown parameter
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- MERRIEX, BINGO (player profile at the EuroCup website)
- Player Bio: Bingo Merriex (player profile at TCU's Men's Basketball webpage)
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