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Emeka Okafor

Emeka Okafor
Okafor during his tenure with the Bobcats
NameEmeka Okafor
CaptionOkafor during his tenure with the Bobcats
PositionCenter/Power forward
Height Ft6
Height In10
Weight Lb255
TeamNew Orleans Hornets
Number50
CollegeConnecticut
NationalityAmerican
Birth DateSeptember 28, 1982(age 33)
Birth PlaceHouston, Texas
High SchoolBellaire High School
Draft Round1
Draft Pick2
Draft Year2004
Draft TeamCharlotte Bobcats
Career Start2004
Teams *Charlotte Bobcats (2004 2009) *New Orleans Hornets (2009 present)
Highlights *NCAA Champion (2004) *NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2004) *NBA All-Rookie First Team (2005) *NBA Rookie of the Year (2005)

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Chukwuemeka Ndubuisi Okafor, abbreviated as Emeka Okafor (born September 28, 1982), is an American basketball power forward and center for the New Orleans Hornets of the National Basketball Association. Prior to the NBA, Okafor attended Houston's Bellaire High School, and the University of Connecticut.


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