|Hometown:||Trophy Club, Texas|
|High School:||Byron Nelson HS|
- 2016-17 Summit League Freshman of the Year
Earned Summit League Freshman of the Year honors … played in all 30 games and started all but senior night … finished fourth on the team in scoring at 9.8 points per game and was the Golden Eagles’ top rebounder at 6.4 boards per game … became the first freshman to lead ORU in rebounding since Caleb Green (2003-04) … scored a season high 21 points at Michigan State (12/3) and grabbed a season-best 17 rebounds against Rogers State (11/14), the second highest single game rebounding total in The Summit League for the season … led ORU in scoring three times and scored at least 10 points in 14 contests, including the last three games of the year … had a pair of 20 point games, including 20 points and 14 rebounds against Ole Miss (11/18) in the Paradise Jam … notched a team best five double-doubles, the most by any freshman in the Summit League and tied for the 12th most among all freshmen in the nation … led all Summit League freshmen in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage … shot 45 percent (117-262) from the field for the season, tied with Kris Martin for the third most made field goals on the team … had a season best five assists at South Dakota (2/18) in the next-to-last game of the year … scored in double figures in six of the last eight games of the season.
Joined the Golden Eagles for second semester and redshirted the remainder of the season.
Named the Defensive Player of the Year and was an all-state and all-district selection … under Coach Scott Curran, helped his team to the regional tournament … averaged 19.4 points and 11.3 rebounds as a junior and was named the district’s MVP … ranked as the 21st best player in the state of Texas and a three-star recruit by Rivals.
Originally from The Hague, The Netherlands … son of Chioma Nzekwesi … majoring in computer information technology at ORU … also recruited by Weber State, Texas State, Western Kentucky, Cincinnati and Tulane … chose ORU “to grow in my faith and pursue a great college and professional basketball career.”