Credit: BNS
Credit BNS

UNICS Kazan have announced the signing of 2.13 m center Tonye Jekiri to a one-year deal.

Tonye Jekiri

Tonye  Jekiri
Position: C
Age: 27
Height: 213 cm
Weight: 103 kg
Birth place: Lagos, Nigeria

Jekiri represented TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz last season. Prior to that he played for LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne.

The Nigerian big man averaged 6.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 8.5 EFF over 18.8 minutes in the EuroLeague last season. He put up 6.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 10.0 EFF over 18.4 minutes in the Spanish Liga ACB.

His new team, UNICS, will compete in the EuroLeague next season as the EuroCup finalists.

Current roster


Position Player Status
PG Isaiah Canaan (story) Signed until 2022
PG Georgy Zhbanov Contract option +1
SG Lorenzo Brown (story) Signed until 2022
SG Vyacheslav Zaytsev (story) Signed until 2023
SG Artem Komolov (story) Signed until 2022 +1
SG/SF Dmitrii Uzinskii (story) Signed until 2022
PF John Brown Signed until 2023
PF Will Thomas (story) Signed until 2022
PF Andrey Vorontsevich (story) Signed until 2022 +1
PF Evgeny Valiev (story) Signed until 2022
C Tonye Jekiri (story) Signed until 2022
C Artem Klimenko (story) Signed until 2022 + 1
Coach Velimir Perasovic (story)
Expired contract Dimitris Priftis (not coming back), Jordan Morgan (not coming back), Jordan Theodore (not coming back), Jamar Smith, Nate Wolters, John Holland, Okaro White (not coming back), Kostas Kaimakoglou, Evgeny Kolesnikov (not coming back), Pavel Antipov, Pavel Sergeev (not coming back)
Rumored to leave  
Interested Nigel Hayes (story)

See all the EuroLeague transfer market news here.

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