Laurence Ekperigin

Laurence Ekperigin (born February 21, 1988) is a British-American professional basketball player for Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin of the Israeli National League. He played college basketball at Le Moyne before playing professionally in South Korea, Italy, Spain, France and Israel.

Laurence Ekperigin
No. 15 – Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueIsraeli National League
Personal information
Born (1988-02-21) February 21, 1988 (age 31)
Brooklyn, New York
NationalityAmerican / British
Listed height2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
Listed weight107 kg (236 lb)
Career information
High schoolWalter Panas
(Cortlandt Manor, New York)
CollegeLe Moyne (2006–2010)
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010–2011Ulsan Mobis Phoebus
2011Biella
2011–2012Gran Canaria
2012–2013FMC Ferentino
2013–2014Poitiers 86
2014–2015JSF Nanterre
2015–2016Poitiers 86
2016–2019Hermine Nantes
2019–presentMaccabi Kiryat Motzkin
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

Ekperigin played four seasons for the Le Moyne College Dolphins, where he averaged 16.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Ekperigin began his professional career with Ulsan Mobis Phoebus of the South Korean league, where he played 56 games, averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds.

In March 2011, he joined Pallacanestro Cantù of the Italian league who loaned him to Pallacanestro Biella. He would only play 3 games for Biella before joining CB Gran Canaria of the Spanish ACB league.[2]

On July 4, 2014, he signed with JSF Nanterre for the 2014–15 season.[3] Ekperigin won the 2015 EuroChallenge championship with Nanterre.

On July 1, 2016, he signed with Hermine Nantes of the LNB Pro B.[4] Ekperigin played three seasons with Nantes, averaging 11 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in the 2018–19 season.

On August 26, 2019, he signed a one-year deal with Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin of the Israeli National League.[5]

International careerEdit

Ekperigin plays for the Great Britain national basketball team and was part of the team that competed in the London International Basketball Invitational. Born in the United States, Ekperigin holds a British passport through his British mother.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Laurence Ekperigin–ESPN
  2. ^ Gran Canaria lands Laurence Ekperigin
  3. ^ "Laurence Ekperigin (2m01 - 26 ans) débarque à Nanterre !!" (in French). jsfnanterre.com. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Nantes: Quatre joueurs signent dont Ekperigin" (in French). BeBasket.fr. July 1, 2016. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  5. ^ "לורנס אקפריגין חתם במכבי קריית מוצקין לעונה" (in Hebrew). ONE.co.il. August 26, 2019. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  6. ^ Gran Canaria grabs power forward Ekperigin

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