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About Ike Nwankwo

Ike Nwankwo is a UCLA graduate, coach, and former professional basketball player. He is originally from Houston, Texas where was a high school All-American at Cypress Creek High School. He graduated in 1992 and then he accepted a full basketball scholarship to UCLA where he was a member of the NCAA National Championship team in 1995. He followed his collegiate career with a 14-year professional career, which included playing with several NBA teams like the LA Lakers, Houston Rockets, and Cleveland Cavaliers. He has also played in top professional leagues in over eight countries. Ike has also played for some of the best coaches and players at the highest levels around the world.


B.A. University Of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2001
Degree in Communications Studies


Winner of the 1995 Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award
Directors Honor Roll
Member of the 1995 NCAA National Championship Team


Los Angeles Lakers, CA
Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland, OH
Houston Rockets Houston, TX
Miami Heat Miami, FL
Toronto Raptors Toronto, *SL
Phoenix Suns Phoenix, Arizona, *SL
Dallas Mavericks Dallas, TX

*SL = Summer League