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Louis Edem Ekpeyong

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Louis Edem Ekpeyong (born 12 September, 1983 ) is a Nigerian professional basketball player who played for D'Tigers, Union Bank of Nigeria Basketball team at the Nigerian Premier Basketball League (NPBL), local and other foreign clubs such as Ettihad and Yarmourk. Retired in 2014, he's currently an IT Engineer, in the United States of America, and partners with Ejike Ugboaja's Foundation to take kids off the street in Africa, through coaching and giving them opportunity for sports scholarship.

Born 12 September, 1983 (36 years old)
Nationality Nigeria Nigeria
Height 6'5 feet
Weight 255 lbs
Position Small Forward, Power Forward
2005 Bachelor of Science: Agriculture/Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University
1998 Kada Stars
1999 Kada Prince
1999 One Deevers
1999-2000 Jigawa Rocks
2001-2003 Yelwa Hawks
2004-2006 Union Bank Basketball Club[1][2][3][4][5]
2006-2007 Al Ittihad Basketball Club, Bahrain[6] [7]
2007-2012 Yarmook Club Kuwait[8]
2013 [9][10]Kano Pillars [11] [12][13][14]
Career Achievements
1996 MVP: National Under 18 camp
MVP: Felix Akiga Basketball Camp
1997 Slam Dunk Champion: Men's Division II League
2001 Gold in Nigeria University Games
World University Games Beijing, China, FISU
D'Tigers, Nigerian National Team
2002 MVP: Nigeria University Games, Ibadan
2005 MVP: NBBF/VMobile Challenge[15]
African Club Championships (Semi-finals)[16]
MVP: West African University Games
Finals MVP: Nigerian Premier Basketball League
2006 4th Place: Commonwealth Games, in Melbourne, Australia[17]
MVP: Nigerian Premier Basketball League[18]
Top Rebounder: Ettihad Club Bahrain, Division 1 League
2007 All-Africa Games in Algeria
Top Rebounder: Ettihad Club Bahrain, Division 1 League
2008 Bronze: Yarmouk King's Cup; First ever medal in team and club history
2011 Gold: Yarmouk's (Division 2 League) Had double-double of 32 points & 22 rebounds at finals.
2007-2012 Honourable Athlete: Yarmouk basketball Club, Kuwait
Ejike Ugboaja Foundation

Nigeria Senior Men National Team[edit]

2006 4th Place: Commonwealth Games, in Melbourne, Australia[17]

2013[19] Afrobasket, Ivory Coast [20]


[21] Vanguard Newspapers (August, 2005)

[22] FIBA (April, 2006)

[23] Edem Ekpenyong: Al Yarmook basketball team management agreed terms with the Nigerian forward Edem Ekpenyong (195-F-83) to play for them this season 2008/2009. Edem is a tenacious open court player, who runs very well and attacks the basket, finishing with dunks. Can hit a long distance shot, and earns a lot of free throws from contacts with defenders. His athleticism make him very effective at grabbing offensive rebounds.


  • High School: Kaduna
  • BSC, Agriculture/Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University


Partner with Ejike Ugboaja's Ejike Ugboaja Foundation.

  1. "African Cup for Men's Champions Club". Archived from the original on November 26, 2005.
  2. "Union Bank Lagos Basketball Team". Afrobasket.
  3. "NBBF shortlists 18 for FIBA Africa Zone-III Qualifiers". SPORTS UPDATE WITH YINKA. July 12, 2010.
  4. "Premier League Men's Basketball Goes On Break". The Tide. July 26, 2010.
  5. "Men's Basketball News". Eurobasket. June 15, 2007.
  6. "Al Ittihad loose to Al Manama". International Basketball Federation (FIBA). March 15, 2007.
  7. "Al-Ittihad Basketball Team". Asia-Basket.
  8. "Ekpenyong signs for Al Yarmook". Eurobasket.
  9. "Union Bank secures double victory over leaders, Dodan Warriors". Premium Times. July 1, 2013.
  10. "Union Bank Secures Victory over Dodan Warriors". Basketball in Africa. July 3, 2013.
  11. "FIBA Africa Cup for Men's Clubs". International Basketball Federation (FIBA). December 12, 2013. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013.
  12. "KANO PILLARS BEAT CHAMPIONS, PRIMEIRO, 75-73 IN THEIR 2013 ACCM OPENER". Information Nigeria. December 14, 2013.
  13. "Louis Edem amongst the national team invitees". Afrobasket. May 27, 2013.
  14. "Urunani succumbs to Kano Pillars 38-72". Afrique Basket-ball. December 15, 2013.
  15. "Vmobile Basketball: Union Bank's Edem Emerges Mvp". All Africa. August 12, 2005.
  16. "African Cup for Men's Champion Clubs". International Basketball Federation (FIBA). November 26, 2005. Archived from the original on November 26, 2005.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Edem Ekpenyong of Nigeria attempts a layup in the men's bronze medal basketball game between England and Nigeria". Getty Images. March 24, 2006.
  18. "Ekpeyong Begs NBBF for Union Bank, Kano Pillars". All Afrifca. July 26, 2006.
  19. "Louis Edem Invited to National team Camp". Team Nigeria Basketball. May 27, 2013.
  20. "D'Tigers' Boss, Bakare Targets Afrobasket Title". May 29, 2013.
  21. "Louis Edem Wins MVP". Vanguard Newspapers. 12 August 2005.
  22. "Abeokuta National Sports Festival". FIBA. 10 April 2006.
  23. "InterBasket - International Basketball & Euroleague Forum". 10 June 2008.

External Links[edit]

EuroBasket Profile

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