Thursday, February 8, 2007

John Amaechi

John Ekwugha Amaechi was born on 26th November i970 in Boston, Massachusetts (MA). John Ekwugha Amaechi was son of a Nigerian father and English mother. John Ekwugha Amaechi is a former NBA basketball player who currently works as a broadcaster in England.

Amaechi moved to the U.S. to play high school basketball at St. John's High School in Toledo, Ohio. John Ekwugha Amaechi began playing college basketball at Vanderbilt but transferred to Penn State where Amaechi was a two-time First Team Academic All-American selection.

Playing career

The 6' 10", 270 lbs center was signed undrafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in year 1995. Amaechi played 28 games for the Cavaliers during the 1995-1996 session, then played for 3 years in Europe (France: Cholet, Limoges; Italy: Kinder Bologna; Greece: Panathinaikos; England: Sheffield Sharks) before signing with the Orlando Magic in year 1999. With a solid 1999-2000 session, where Amaechi averaged 10.5 points in 21.1 minutes per contest, Amaechi gained fame for scoring the NBA's first points of the new millennium in year 2000. Amaechi went on to play for the Utah Jazz during 2001 to 2003.

Amaechi was traded to the Houston Rockets midway through his final NBA season in exchange for Glen Rice, and though he was an active player, he did not participate in any games for them.

Amaechi came out of retirement to represent England during the Commonwealth Games - Melbourne 2006, helping the England national basketball team win the bronze medal.

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NFL - National Football League

The National Football League (NFL) is the Biggest professional American football league, consisting of 32 teams from American cities and regions. The league's teams are divided into two conferences: the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). Each conference is then further divided into 4 divisions containing of 4 teams each, labeled North, East, West and South. During the league's regular session, each team plays 16 games over a 17 week period, generally from September to December.

At the end of each regular session, 6 teams from each conference play in the NFL playoffs, a 12 team single-elimination tournament that culminates with the NFL championship, the Super Bowl. This game is organized at a pre-selected place which is generally a city that hosts an NFL team. After One week , selected all-top players from both the NFC and AFC meet in the Pro Bowl, presently held in Honolulu, Hawaii. The NFL was formed in year 1920 as the American Professional Football Association. later in 1922 it adopted the name National Football League. The NFL is one of the renowned professional sports leagues of North America.

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