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Competed: 2016-18

Graduated: 2018

Major: Law, History & Culture

Birthdate: 3/22/1997

 

USC CAREER
  • Played in 104 games for USC and averaged 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game…ranks third on USC’s all-time blocks list (168)
     

  • Ranks 23rd on USC’s all-time scoring list with 1,284 career points scored (2016-18)
     

  • 2017-18…Started 33 of the 34 games he appeared in for USC…Averaged 15.7 points and 7.4 rebounds…had 59 blocks
     

  • 2017-18…First-team All-Pac-12
     

  • 2016-17…Started all 36 games and averaged 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds
     

  • 2016-17…Pac-12 Most Improved Award…Pac-12 All-Conference second team…Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
     

  • 2016-17…Advanced to the NCAA Second Round…scored 28 points, including USC’s last 11 in an 82-78 loss to Baylor
     

  • 2015-16…Played in all 34 games and averaged 6.4 points and 3.6 rebounds…He led USC with 50 dunks.  His 54 blocks rank third on USC’s all-time freshman blocks list…team made the NCAA Tournament where it lost to Providence in the first round
     

NIGERIA CAREER
  • 2020 Summer Olympics…named to the Nigerian Olympic Team in July of 2021 after averaging 9.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.20 blocks in 18.5 minutes over five games
     

  • 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup…on the Nigeria roster
     

  • 2014 NIKE Global Challenge…averaged 16 points and 9.8 rebounds…named All-Tournament
     

NBA CAREER
  • 2020-21 with Sacramento…Averaged 6.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game (36 G)
     

  • 2021…April 28… Sacramento signed him to a multi-year deal
     

  • 2019-20 with San Antonio…Averaged 3.2 points and 1.8 rebounds per game (18 G)
     

  • 2018-19 with San Antonio…Averaged 1.8 points and 1.2 rebounds per game (29 G)
     

  • 2018…October 20…made NBA debut off the bench and scored 2 points , had 2 rebounds and a block in 3 minutes vs. Portland
     

  • 2018…Drafted by San Antonio on June 21 with the 49th overall selection…played on their summer league team
     

PERSONAL:
  • Parents are Florence and James Metu
     

  • Metu was born and mostly raised in Lawndale, Calif. but moved to Nigeria for parts of six years at the age of six, before returning for good
     

  • While at Lawndale HS was named the John R. Wooden Award winner as the CIF Southern Section Division II Player of the Year as he averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks and led them to the 2AA finals