PTS: 9 vs. Loyola (12-6-17)
REBS: 12 vs. Boston College (3-3-18)
BLKS: 7 vs. Boston College (3-3-18)
STL: 2 at Rutgers (11-28-17)
2018 ACC Academic Honor Roll
Announced his intentions to transfer from Florida State on April 29, 2018…committed to attend Seton Hall on May 17, 2018 where he will begin his career as a Pirate in the Big East after sitting out the 2018-19 season because of NCAA Transfer rules…a member of Florida State’s NCAA Tournament Elite Eight team in 2018 as a freshman…played in 34 of Florida State’s 35 games and led the team in blocked shots with 71 and a 2.1 blocks shots per game average…played in 34 games during the season, in 17 of the Seminoles’ 18 ACC games, in the Seminoles’ ACC Tournament game against Louisville and all four of Florida State’s games in the NCAA Tournament…averaged 7.0 minutes played and 1.0 blocked shot in helping the Seminoles to victories over No. 8 seed Missouri (March 16, 2018; 67-54), No. 1 seed Xavier (March 18, 2018; 75-70) and No. 4 seed Gonzaga (March 22, 2018; 75-60)…the Seminoles fell to No. 3 seed Michigan (March 24, 2018; 58-54) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles – one win shy of the second Final Four appearance in school history…helped the Seminoles defeat six nationally ranked teams during the 2017-18 season…ranked fifth in the ACC with a 2.1 blocked shots per game average…one of six players in the ACC who averaged more than 2.0 blocked shots per game during the 2017-18 season…his 71 blocked shots was the sixth highest total in the ACC in 2017-18…the ACC leader among freshmen in the ACC with a 2.1 blocked shots per game average (71 blocked shots in 34 games)…he ranked just ahead of NBA first round draft choice Wendell Carter of Duke who averaged 2.05 blocked shots per game in his only season with the Blue Devils…his 71 blocked shots as a freshman during the 2017-18 season ranks as the seventh highest single season total in school history…tied for 23rd in school history with his 71 blocked shots…the No. 4 ranked center and the No. 47 overall prep prospect in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports…selected to play at the Nike Hoops Summit for the World team where he would finish with three rebounds and two blocks…participated in Georgia Stars 16U Peach Jam Championship team in 2015…named to the 2018 ACC Academic Honor Roll…earned two awards at the Seminoles’ 2018 Honors Banquet: The First Year Academic Award and the award as Florida State’s best shot blocker.
Averaged 2.3 points (11th on the team), 2.6 rebounds (sixth) and 2.1 blocked shots (first) as he played in 34 of Florida State’s 35 games as a freshman…started 14 games including five ACC games as he averaged 10.7 minutes played per game in his first and only season as a Seminole…a member of the Seminoles’ NCAA Tournament Elite Eight team during the 2017-18 season – the first time since the 1993 season that Florida State advanced to the regional finals of the NCAA Tournament…helped Florida State (as a No. 9 seed) defeat three teams seeded higher than it in the NCAA Tournament (No. 8 Missouri, No. 1 Xavier, No. 4 Gonzaga) as Florida State tied its school record for wins in a single NCAA Tournament…led Florida State to victories over six nationally ranked teams: at No. 5 Florida (Dec. 4, 2018; 83-66), No. 11 North Carolina (Jan. 3, 81-80), No. 24 Miami (Jan. 27, 2018; 103-94 in overtime), No. 11 Clemson (Feb. 14, 2018; 81-79 in overtime), No. 3 Xavier in the NCAA Tournament (March 18 2018; 75-70) and No. 8 Gonzaga (March 22, 2018; 75-60)…helped Florida State finish fourth in the ACC in blocked shots as he led the Seminoles in rejections with 71 and a 1.0 blocked shots per game average…he was responsible for 71 of the Seminoles 186 blocked shots (.382 percent of the team total)…his defensive presence helped Florida State finish sixth in the ACC in field goal percentage defense (.417) and third in the ACC in rebounding (37.8 rebounds per game)…the Seminoles ranked third in the ACC in total blocked shots with 186…his 71 blocked shots is the seventh highest single season blocked shots total in school history…his 71 blocked shots ranks as the third highest total by a freshman in school history…fifth in the ACC with 71 blocked shots and a 2.1 blocked shots per game average…one of six players in the ACC who averaged more than 2.0 blocked shots per game during the 2017-18 season…his 71 blocked shots was the sixth highest total in the ACC in 2017-18…the ACC leader among freshmen in the ACC with a 2.1 blocked shots per game average (71 blocked shots in 34 games)…he ranked just ahead of NBA first round draft choice Wendell Carter of Duke who averaged 2.05 blocked shots per game in his only season with the Blue Devils…his 71 blocked shots as a freshman ranks as the seventh highest single-season total in school history and put him in a tie for 23rd place in school history following his freshman season…blocked 31 shots in 15 ACC games for a 2.1 blocked shots per game average…four blocked shots in four NCAA Tournament games for a 1.0 blocked shot per game average…his career-high of seven blocked shots in Florida State’s victory over Boston College in Tallahassee (March 3) is tied for the seventh best single game effort in school history and is tied for second in school history in an ACC game…the school record for blocked shots (overall and in an ACC game) is nine by Corey Louis against Maryland on Jan. 10, 1995…his six blocked shots at NC State is tied for the 14th best single game effort in school history and is tied for the fifth best single game effort in ACC play in school history…made his collegiate debut with three blocked shots and three rebounds in seven minutes of playing time in Florida State’s victory over George Washington in the Seminoles’ season-opener (Nov. 14)…totaled four blocked shots and two rebounds in 11 minutes of playing time in Florida State’s 67-43 victory over Fordham in the Jamaica Classic (Nov. 17)…totaled a career-high 10 rebounds and five blocked shots in Florida State’s victory over Rutgers in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Nov. 28)…scored nine points, pulled down three rebounds and blocked three shots in Florida State’s victory over Loyola (Dec. 6)…totaled two points, four rebounds and three blocked shots in Florida State’s victory over Tulane at Amalie Arena in Tampa (Dec. 10)…totaled eight points, five rebounds and three blocked shots in Florida State’s win over Charleston Southern in Tallahassee (Dec. 18)…totaled six points, five rebounds and four blocked shots in Florida State’s victory over Southern Miss (Dec. 21)…totaled six blocked shots in 13 minutes of play against NC State (Feb. 25)…blocked five shots in 19 minutes of play against No. 18 Clemson (Feb. 28)…a career-high seven blocked shots and a career-high 12 rebounds in Florida State’s victory over Boston College in Tallahassee (March 3)…scored two points and blocked four shots in Florida State’s game against Louisville in the ACC Tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (March 7)…totaled four points, six rebounds and one blocked shot in Florida State’s victory over Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (March 22).
Graduated from Greenforest Christian Academy in 2017…earned All-State First Team Honors by the Atlanta Journal Constitution for Class A in the state of Georgia as a senior in 2017…a four-year member of the Eagles’ varsity…totaled 330 blocked shots during his final two seasons at Greenforest (201 as a senior and 129 as a junior)…averaged 8.4 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.2 blocked shots as a senior…201 blocked shots as a senior with 11 coming in back to back games against Our Lady of Mercy and Bishop McNamara and 10 coming against Memphis East, Holy Innocents Episcopal and St. Francis…posted two triple-doubles and eight double-doubles during his senior year at Greenforest…the Eagles’ Player of the Game six times as a senior…highest scoring game as he posted 17 points against Mountain View… totaled 14 rebounds on three separate occasions over his senior year…14 rebounds came against Holy Spirit Prep, North Clayton and Dre Charter School…his best overall game he scored 11 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and blocked 11 shots against Our Lady of Mercy…posted 266 rebounds and 201 blocks in total during his senior year… led his high school team to the 2017 Class A-Private State Championship where they would be victorious…averaged 8.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.8 blocked shots in 19 games as a junior at Greenforest…led Greenforest to a 27-5 record, ranking as the seventh best boy’s high school basketball team in the state of Georgia as a junior…season-high 17 points came against Drew Charter School…a double-double of 17 points and a season-high 16 rebounds against Drew…three double-doubles as a junior…totaled an incredible 20 blocked shots in Greenforest’s victory over Our Lady of Mercy on February 23, 2016…at least six blocked shots in 15 of the 19 games he played in as a junior…led the Eagles to the Class A Private School state championship and a 31-2 record as a junior in 2016…played in the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit – the second consecutive Seminole (Jonathan Isaac in 2016) to play in the event…totaled three rebounds and two blocked shots while playing for the World Team…a member of the Georgia Stars AAU team…blocked an incredible 11 shots and pulled down nine rebounds in a single games in the 2016 Peach Jam.
Born on June 27, 1998…lives with a guardian while his parents remain in his native home of Nigeria…has a wingspan of 7-4…participated in the Nike Basketball Academy in 2015…selected Florida State over Baylor, Florida, Maryland, Arizona, Butler, NC State, Georgia Tech and Long Beach State.