TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts men's basketball player Obi Emegano has been named one of 30 candidates for the men's basketball Senior CLASS Award, it was announced by the organization Tuesday.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
Emegano is currently seventh in the nation in scoring at 22.8 points per game, 11th in the nation in free throws made (108), and ranks in the top 10 in ORU history in career free throws (343). Having already been named Summit League Player of the Week three times this season, Emegano has also be nominated for the NABC Good Works Team, named to the Lou Henson Award Mid-Season Watch List and was the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic Tournament MVP after leading the Golden Eagles to a 3-0 record and the tournament championship. He has already graduated from ORU with a degree in psychology and is working toward his master's degree. Off campus, Emegano has volunteered with the Tulsa Boys Home, the Hope Center and went with the team on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic over the summer.
There are 30 men and 30 women on the list of candidates, and each list will be narrowed down to 10 finalists in February. Among the 60 candidates, all are in excellent academic standing with 10 having grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher. Five of this year's candidates were 2014-15 CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-Americans®, and 20 returned to the court this season after receiving All-America honors for their performance a year ago. Each of the candidates also volunteers his or her time with charitable organizations and causes while upholding a reputation for positive character on campus and in the community.
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