Chimezie Metu
Chimezie Metu
23-Year-Old CenterC
Austin Spurs  G League  
Austin Spurs
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$Signed a three-year, $3.92 million contract with the Spurs in August of 2018.
Personal Bio

Chimezie Chukwudum Metu was born in Los Angeles, California in 1997. When he was six years old, Metu moved to Nigeria with his father. He lived in Nigeria for the following six years, building athleticism by playing soccer. Metu eventually moved back to California, attending and playing basketball at Lawndale High School. He played for the varsity team as a freshman, averaging 3.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per contest. His playing time and production grew over the following three seasons, and Metu was considered a four-star recruit by the end of his senior year. Following his first NBA season, Metu joined SA Youth and Spurs Sports & Entertainment to help refurbish a playground in the San Antonio area. Learn more about Metu by following him on Twitter (@Chimezie_Metu) and Instagram (@mezie).

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Metu was named to the 2017-18 All-Pac-12 First Team. In his sophomore year, the Lawndale, California native collected the 2016-17 Pac-12 Most Improved Player award and was pegged for the 16-17 All-Pac-12 Second Team. He was third in the Pac-12 in two-point field goals (193) and two-point field-goal attempts (352) during the 2017-18 season, while finishing fourth in the conference in blocks (59), field goals (205) and blocks per game (1.7). After graduating in three years, Metu skipped his fourth year of eligibility and entered the 2018 NBA Draft. Metu was drafted in the second round (49th overall pick) by the San Antonio Spurs.

Big outing in G League
CAustin Spurs   G League (Spurs)
March 1, 2020
Metu generated 27 points (11-21 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 17 rebounds, three assists and one block across 32 minutes Saturday in the G League Austin Spurs' 125-111 win over the Santa Cruz Warriors.
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Metu's scoring and rebounding totals were tops among both teams. The big man could rejoin the parent club ahead of Monday's game against the Pacers, but he's unlikely to see the floor in a competitive contest unless both LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) and Jakob Poeltl (knee) are unable to play.
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2019

Metu returned to San Antonio for the 2019-20 season, his second in the Association. As occurred during his rookie season, the second round pick from the 2018 draft split his time between San Antonio and the G League Austin Spurs. Metu made his season debut with San Antonio on Nov. 1 and played four minutes in the Spurs' 127-110 win over the Warriors. On Nov. 9 against Boston, the second-year center recorded seven points and a career-high eight rebounds in nine minutes of play. He played three successive games from Dec. 19 through Dec. 23, generating eight total points and five rebounds in 13 minutes of play. Metu saw a double digit minute workload for the first time on Jan. 27, scoring four points and grabbing three rebounds over 11 minutes in the Spurs' close loss to the Bulls. On Feb. 23, the young big man scored a career-high eight points, to go with three boards, in eight minutes of run during a loss at Oklahoma City. Metu played in 25 G League contests for the Austin Spurs. While with Austin, he averaged 17.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 1.4 steals and 0.9 three-pointers in 29.1 minutes per G League contest. On Mar.3 with Austin, Mezu tallied 36 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, three made treys, two blocks and steal during a loss to the Texas Legends.

2018

Metu was selected in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft by the Spurs. He played in 29 NBA games as a rookie, averaging five minutes per contest. The USC product posted per-game averages of 1.8 points and 1.2 rebounds in limited playing time. He tallied a career-high 10 points in 13 minutes against Utah on Dec. 4. Metu also spent time with the Austin Spurs of the G League during the campaign. He played 26 games with Austin, 19 as a starter. In the G League, Metu averaged 14.0 points per contest while shooting 49.0 percent from the field. He also grabbed 7.4 rebounds per game and dished out 2.3 assists per contest. On the defensive end, Metu swatted 1.3 shots per game. He displayed his vast potential with a 23-point, 14-rebound performance for Austin on Jan. 10.

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Transaction History
  • June 21, 2018
    Drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2nd round (49th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
  • September 4, 2018
    Signed a three-year rookie contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Chimezie Metu
NBA Draft: Full list of Combine invitees
May 7, 2018
Nearly 70 prospects are expected to descend on Chicago for next week's NBA Draft Combine, though DeAndre Ayton and Luka Doncic -- perhaps the top two players in the class -- will forgo the event.
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Assigned to G League
CAustin Spurs   G League (Spurs)
February 28, 2020
Metu was assigned to the G League on Friday, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
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Rejoins parent club
CAustin Spurs   G League (Spurs)
February 21, 2020
Metu was recalled from the G League on Friday, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
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Sent to G League
CAustin Spurs   G League (Spurs)
February 20, 2020
The Spurs assigned Metu to the G League's Austin Spurs on Thursday, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.
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Paces team in points in loss
CAustin Spurs   G League (Spurs)
February 11, 2020
Metu scored 20 points (9-16 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 0-0) and added six rebounds, one assist and three blocks in Sunday's G League loss to Santa Cruz.
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Sent to G League
CAustin Spurs   G League (Spurs)
February 7, 2020
Metu was assigned to the G League on Friday, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.
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