Tshilidzi Nephawe

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Tshilidzi Nephawe
チリジ ネパウエ
Tshilidzi Nephawe.jpg
Niigata Albirex BB
Position Center
Personal information
Born (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 32)
Johannesburg, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight269 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High schoolStoneridge Prep
(Simi Valley, California)
College New Mexico State (2010–2015)
NBA draft 2015 / Undrafted
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–2016 Kumamoto Volters
2016–2017 Sendai 89ers
2017-2018 Bambitious Nara
2018-2019 Kumamoto Volters
2019-2021 Fukushima Firebonds
2021 Hiroshima Dragonflies
2021-present Niigata Albirex BB
Career highlights and awards

Tshilidzi Nephawe (born 10 June 1989) is a South African professional basketball player for the Niigata Albirex BB of the Japanese B.League.

Nephawe attended Mphaphuli Secondary School near Thohoyandou and played for Limpopo‘s provincial teams at a young age. [1] He went on to New Mexico State University, where he was a teammate of future NBA player Pascal Siakam.

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  1. Rural boy to play basketball overseas, Elmon Tshikhudo (Zoutnet.co.za), 21 November 2008. Accessed 2 May 2017.