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Birmingham Acquires Josh Nzeakor from Available Player Pool

By Birmingham Squadron Staff /January 27, 2023

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham Squadron, NBA G League Affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans, announced Friday that the team has added forward Josh Nzeakor from the available player pool.

FRISCO, TX - JANUARY 16: Josh Nzeakor #21 of the Texas Legends prepares to shoot a free throw against the Salt Lake City Stars on January 16, 2023 at Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by Cooper Neill/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nzeakor, a 6-8, 225-lb. forward, last played for the Texas Legends this season and averaged 9.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game (28.9 minutes) in 10 appearances.

The Lamar product averaged 10.5 points and 6.4 boards in 24.5 minutes per game during his collegiate career. Along with picking up Nzeakor, Birmingham has waived guard Riley LaChance. Nzeakor will be available for Birmingham’s game tomorrow at Maine.