Chimezie Metu, born on March 22, 1997), whose hometown is Los Angeles, California, USA, is an American/Nigerian professional basketball player. He was selected to the NBA in 2018. He has played for the Spurs and the Kings successively. He is a power forward and currently plays for In the NBA Sacramento Kings.
Location: F-C (No. 7)
Height: 2.06 meters / 6 feet 9
Weight: 102 kg/225 lbs
Team: Sacramento Kings
School: University of Southern California
Draft: the 19th pick in the second round of 2018
Salary this season: $1.76 million
He played for the University of Southern California in his college career. He played 34 games in his freshman season, averaging 6.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, and harvested 54 blocks, showing his ability to protect the frame. In the junior season, he played 34 games and averaged 15.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, making leaps and bounds.
In the 2018 NBA Draft, the Spurs selected him with the 49th pick in the second round. The draft pick is not high. Although he went to play under Popovich, his Spurs career was not long, and he was soon transferred to the Kings. Metu is a passing center with excellent physical fitness and athletic ability, but his shooting and coping skills are not ideal.