23 Emmanuel Nzekwesi
23 Emmanuel Nzekwesi
Height: 6-8
Weight: 230
Year: So.
Hometown: Trophy Club, Texas
High School: Byron Nelson HS
Position: F
gp 32
pts/g 12.7
fg % 45.4
3pt % 23.4
ft % 67.6
reb/g 7.2
a/g 1.7

Career Statistics
2016-17 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017-18 Game-by-Game Statistics

2017-18 (Redshirt-Sophomore)

  • 2017-18 All-Summit League Honorable Mention
  • 2017 Legends Classic All-Sub Regional Team
  • Summit League Player of the Week (12/18)
  • Summit League Player of the Week (1/2)

Played and started all 32 games during the season, the only Golden Eagle to make 32 starts … named to the 2017-18 All-Summit League honorable mention team … earned Summit League Player of the Week honors to start Summit League play thanks to a stretch of four straight games with a double-double … led ORU in scoring at 12.7 points per game and was second in rebounding with 7.2 rebounds per game … posted seven double-doubles for his season giving him 12 for his career, including four 20/10 games … had a season best 24 points in ORU’s dominant win at Florida Gulf Coast (12/16) and grabbed a season high 15 rebounds at Minnesota (12/21) at the end of nonconference play … led ORU in scoring a team best nine games and had 23 games with 10 points or more, seven games more than anyone else on the roster … grabbed 10 or more rebounds in seven games, earning a double-double in all seven of those contests … dished out a season high six assists against Fort Wayne (1/4/18).

2016-17 (Redshirt-Freshman)

  • 2016-17 Summit League Freshman of the Year
  • Played for The Netherlands at the 2017 FIBA U20 Championships

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.

2015-16 (Freshman)
Joined the Golden Eagles for second semester and redshirted the remainder of the season.

Prior to ORU
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.

Personal
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.”

Recent Games
Feb 8 North Dakota St. W, 67-66
Feb 10 South Dakota St. L, 85-75
Feb 14 South Dakota L, 85-67
Feb 18 at Denver L, 66-65
Feb 22 at Omaha W, 83-75
Mar 4 vs. Denver L, 90-88
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 32 14
Games started 32 14
Minutes 975 411
Minutes per game 30.5 29.4
FG 161-355 71-149
FG Pct 45.4 47.7
3PT 15-64 8-22
3PT Pct 23.4 36.4
FT 69-102 25-34
FT Pct 67.6 73.5
Off rebounds 85 37
Def rebounds 144 67
Total rebounds 229 104
Rebounds per game 7.2 7.4
Personal fouls 70 24
Disqualifications 1 0
Assists 55 21
Turnovers 68 28
Assist to turnover ratio 0.8 0.8
Steals 38 13
Blocks 21 5
Points 406 175
Points per game 12.7 12.5
Points per 40 min 16.7 17.0
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 10 Avila W, 86-72 1 20 5-9 55.6 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 10
Nov 13 at Tulsa L, 90-71 1 36 7-12 58.3 0-3 0.0 4-5 80.0 18
Nov 16 at Oklahoma St. L, 91-48 1 30 3-9 33.3 0-3 0.0 2-3 66.7 8
Nov 20 vs. Montana L, 69-64 1 38 4-10 40.0 1-3 33.3 0-1 0.0 9
Nov 21 at Pepperdine L, 80-76 1 32 7-13 53.8 0-1 0.0 3-7 42.9 17
Nov 24 at Penn St. L, 86-48 1 32 5-10 50.0 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 11
Nov 27 Oakland L, 93-86 1 26 2-11 18.2 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 5
Nov 29 at Kansas St. L, 77-68 1 32 0-8 0.0 0-2 0.0 6-6 100.0 6
Dec 2 at Little Rock W, 74-66 1 33 3-9 33.3 0-2 0.0 4-8 50.0 10
Dec 5 vs. UNLV L, 92-66 1 34 5-9 55.6 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 10
Dec 8 Southern Nazarene L, 68-60 1 28 2-9 22.2 0-1 0.0 2-5 40.0 6
Dec 10 Missouri St. W, 73-66 1 36 6-13 46.2 2-3 66.7 3-5 60.0 17
Dec 16 at FGCU W, 83-64 1 39 9-13 69.2 0-2 0.0 6-6 100.0 24
Dec 19 at Arkansas L, 104-69 1 34 10-13 76.9 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 22
Dec 21 at Minnesota L, 77-63 1 40 5-19 26.3 0-3 0.0 0-2 0.0 10
Dec 30 Omaha W, 93-74 1 34 7-10 70.0 2-2 100.0 5-8 62.5 21
Jan 4 Fort Wayne W, 76-60 1 34 7-15 46.7 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 14
Jan 6 Western Illinois W, 81-66 1 36 8-18 44.4 1-3 33.3 4-4 100.0 21
Jan 11 at South Dakota St. L, 78-75 1 32 3-6 50.0 1-2 50.0 1-2 50.0 8
Jan 13 at North Dakota St. L, 82-64 1 38 7-14 50.0 0-1 0.0 9-10 90.0 23
Jan 17 at South Dakota L, 82-70 1 35 6-17 35.3 0-0 - 0-0 - 12
Jan 20 Denver L, 73-64 1 32 4-7 57.1 0-2 0.0 2-4 50.0 10
Jan 23 East Tex. Baptist W, 93-66 1 24 4-10 40.0 0-2 0.0 4-5 80.0 12
Jan 27 Neb. Christian W, 105-74 1 17 7-14 50.0 1-3 33.3 1-2 50.0 16
Feb 1 at Fort Wayne L, 85-75 1 26 4-10 40.0 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 10
Feb 3 at Western Illinois L, 82-56 1 20 4-7 57.1 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 9
Feb 8 North Dakota St. W, 67-66 1 31 5-9 55.6 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 10
Feb 10 South Dakota St. L, 85-75 1 30 5-10 50.0 1-3 33.3 0-1 0.0 11
Feb 14 South Dakota L, 85-67 1 25 5-12 41.7 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 10
Feb 18 at Denver L, 66-65 1 21 5-8 62.5 1-1 100.0 1-2 50.0 12
Feb 22 at Omaha W, 83-75 1 17 1-6 16.7 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 4
Mar 4 vs. Denver L, 90-88 1 33 6-15 40.0 0-1 0.0 8-10 80.0 20
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 10 Avila W, 86-72 1 20 5 2 7 0 2 0.0 0 0 4 -
Nov 13 at Tulsa L, 90-71 1 36 6 3 9 2 2 1.0 2 0 4 -
Nov 16 at Oklahoma St. L, 91-48 1 30 2 4 6 1 1 1.0 0 0 2 -
Nov 20 vs. Montana L, 69-64 1 38 1 5 6 1 3 0.3 3 1 1 -
Nov 21 at Pepperdine L, 80-76 1 32 3 4 7 5 2 2.5 1 3 4 -
Nov 24 at Penn St. L, 86-48 1 32 2 4 6 1 3 0.3 1 1 1 -
Nov 27 Oakland L, 93-86 1 26 3 2 5 3 2 1.5 0 2 5 1
Nov 29 at Kansas St. L, 77-68 1 32 0 3 3 4 0 - 2 0 4 -
Dec 2 at Little Rock W, 74-66 1 33 3 4 7 3 3 1.0 2 1 3 -
Dec 5 vs. UNLV L, 92-66 1 34 1 6 7 0 2 0.0 2 0 1 -
Dec 8 Southern Nazarene L, 68-60 1 28 0 2 2 0 2 0.0 2 1 1 -
Dec 10 Missouri St. W, 73-66 1 36 3 1 4 2 1 2.0 1 1 2 -
Dec 16 at FGCU W, 83-64 1 39 4 7 11 4 4 1.0 3 0 2 -
Dec 19 at Arkansas L, 104-69 1 34 0 2 2 2 5 0.4 2 1 3 -
Dec 21 at Minnesota L, 77-63 1 40 4 11 15 2 3 0.7 1 1 2 -
Dec 30 Omaha W, 93-74 1 34 5 6 11 5 2 2.5 1 0 2 0
Jan 4 Fort Wayne W, 76-60 1 34 4 10 14 6 3 2.0 1 1 2 -
Jan 6 Western Illinois W, 81-66 1 36 5 5 10 1 3 0.3 3 0 1 -
Jan 11 at South Dakota St. L, 78-75 1 32 1 5 6 1 0 - 1 1 2 -
Jan 13 at North Dakota St. L, 82-64 1 38 3 5 8 1 1 1.0 3 0 3 -
Jan 17 at South Dakota L, 82-70 1 35 4 2 6 1 4 0.3 1 1 1 -
Jan 20 Denver L, 73-64 1 32 3 3 6 1 2 0.5 0 0 2 -
Jan 23 East Tex. Baptist W, 93-66 1 24 5 6 11 1 3 0.3 3 2 2 -
Jan 27 Neb. Christian W, 105-74 1 17 3 4 7 1 0 - 0 1 1 -
Feb 1 at Fort Wayne L, 85-75 1 26 2 5 7 2 3 0.7 1 0 3 -
Feb 3 at Western Illinois L, 82-56 1 20 1 5 6 0 2 0.0 0 0 1 -
Feb 8 North Dakota St. W, 67-66 1 31 2 6 8 1 3 0.3 1 2 2 -
Feb 10 South Dakota St. L, 85-75 1 30 2 5 7 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 -
Feb 14 South Dakota L, 85-67 1 25 1 3 4 2 1 2.0 0 0 2 -
Feb 18 at Denver L, 66-65 1 21 3 4 7 0 3 0.0 1 0 2 -
Feb 22 at Omaha W, 83-75 1 17 1 3 4 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Mar 4 vs. Denver L, 90-88 1 33 3 7 10 2 2 1.0 0 1 4 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2016-17 30 29 24.2 3.9-8.7 44.7 0.7-2.3 29.0 1.3-2.0 66.1 9.8
2017-18 32 32 30.5 5.0-11.1 45.4 0.5-2.0 23.4 2.2-3.2 67.6 12.7
Total 62 61 27.4 4.5-10.0 45.1 0.6-2.1 26.3 1.7-2.6 67.1 11.3
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2016-17 30 29 726 117-262 44.7 20-69 29.0 39-59 66.1 293
2017-18 32 32 975 161-355 45.4 15-64 23.4 69-102 67.6 406
Total 62 61 1701 278-617 45.1 35-133 26.3 108-161 67.1 699
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2016-17 30 29 24.2 6.4-14.4 44.7 1.1-3.8 29.0 2.1-3.3 66.1 16.1
2017-18 32 32 30.5 6.6-14.6 45.4 0.6-2.6 23.4 2.8-4.2 67.6 16.7
Total 62 61 27.4 6.5-14.5 45.1 0.8-3.1 26.3 2.5-3.8 67.1 16.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2016-17 30 29 24.2 1.7 4.7 6.4 2.7 0.1 1.2 1.5 0.8 0.6 0.5
2017-18 32 32 30.5 2.7 4.5 7.2 2.2 0.0 1.7 2.1 0.8 1.2 0.7
Total 62 61 27.4 2.2 4.6 6.8 2.4 0.0 1.5 1.8 0.8 0.9 0.6
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2016-17 30 29 726 52 141 193 80 2 36 45 0.8 18 15
2017-18 32 32 975 85 144 229 70 1 55 68 0.8 38 21
Total 62 61 1701 137 285 422 150 3 91 113 0.8 56 36
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2016-17 30 29 24.2 2.9 7.8 10.6 4.4 0.1 2.0 2.5 0.8 1.0 0.8
2017-18 32 32 30.5 3.5 5.9 9.4 2.9 0.0 2.3 2.8 0.8 1.6 0.9
Total 62 61 27.4 3.2 6.7 9.9 3.5 0.1 2.1 2.7 0.8 1.3 0.8
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 32 32 30.5 5.0-11.1 45.4 0.5-2.0 23.4 2.2-3.2 67.6 12.7
Conference 14 14 29.4 5.1-10.6 47.7 0.6-1.6 36.4 1.8-2.4 73.5 12.5
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 13 13 28.7 5.2-11.3 45.6 0.5-2.2 25.0 1.7-2.8 61.1 12.5
Away 16 16 31.1 4.9-10.9 45.4 0.4-1.9 22.6 2.4-3.4 72.2 12.8
Neutral 3 3 35.0 5.0-11.3 44.1 0.3-1.7 20.0 2.7-4.0 66.7 13.0
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Wins 11 11 29.2 5.6-11.5 49.2 0.5-2.1 26.1 2.6-3.6 72.5 14.5
Losses 21 21 31.1 4.7-10.9 43.2 0.4-2.0 22.0 1.9-3.0 64.5 11.8
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November 8 8 30.8 4.1-10.2 40.2 0.2-2.4 10.5 2.0-3.0 66.7 10.5
December 8 8 34.8 5.9-11.9 49.5 0.8-2.4 31.6 2.5-4.4 57.1 15.0
January 8 8 31.0 5.8-12.6 45.5 0.4-1.9 20.0 2.6-3.4 77.8 14.5
February 7 7 24.3 4.1-8.9 46.8 0.6-1.4 40.0 0.6-0.9 66.7 9.4
March 1 1 33.0 6.0-15.0 40.0 0.0-1.0 0.0 8.0-10.0 80.0 20.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 32 32 975 161-355 45.4 15-64 23.4 69-102 67.6 406
Conference 14 14 411 71-149 47.7 8-22 36.4 25-34 73.5 175
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 13 13 373 67-147 45.6 7-28 25.0 22-36 61.1 163
Away 16 16 497 79-174 45.4 7-31 22.6 39-54 72.2 204
Neutral 3 3 105 15-34 44.1 1-5 20.0 8-12 66.7 39
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Wins 11 11 321 62-126 49.2 6-23 26.1 29-40 72.5 159
Losses 21 21 654 99-229 43.2 9-41 22.0 40-62 64.5 247
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November 8 8 246 33-82 40.2 2-19 10.5 16-24 66.7 84
December 8 8 278 47-95 49.5 6-19 31.6 20-35 57.1 120
January 8 8 248 46-101 45.5 3-15 20.0 21-27 77.8 116
February 7 7 170 29-62 46.8 4-10 40.0 4-6 66.7 66
March 1 1 33 6-15 40.0 0-1 0.0 8-10 80.0 20
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 32 32 30.5 6.6-14.6 45.4 0.6-2.6 23.4 2.8-4.2 67.6 16.7
Conference 14 14 29.4 6.9-14.5 47.7 0.8-2.1 36.4 2.4-3.3 73.5 17.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 13 13 28.7 7.2-15.8 45.6 0.8-3.0 25.0 2.4-3.9 61.1 17.5
Away 16 16 31.1 6.4-14.0 45.4 0.6-2.5 22.6 3.1-4.3 72.2 16.4
Neutral 3 3 35.0 5.7-13.0 44.1 0.4-1.9 20.0 3.0-4.6 66.7 14.9
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Wins 11 11 29.2 7.7-15.7 49.2 0.7-2.9 26.1 3.6-5.0 72.5 19.8
Losses 21 21 31.1 6.1-14.0 43.2 0.6-2.5 22.0 2.4-3.8 64.5 15.1
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November 8 8 30.8 5.4-13.3 40.2 0.3-3.1 10.5 2.6-3.9 66.7 13.7
December 8 8 34.8 6.8-13.7 49.5 0.9-2.7 31.6 2.9-5.0 57.1 17.3
January 8 8 31.0 7.4-16.3 45.5 0.5-2.4 20.0 3.4-4.4 77.8 18.7
February 7 7 24.3 6.8-14.6 46.8 0.9-2.4 40.0 0.9-1.4 66.7 15.5
March 1 1 33.0 7.3-18.2 40.0 0.0-1.2 0.0 9.7-12.1 80.0 24.2
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 32 32 30.5 2.7 4.5 7.2 2.2 0.0 1.7 2.1 0.8 1.2 0.7
Conference 14 14 29.4 2.6 4.8 7.4 1.7 0.0 1.5 2.0 0.8 0.9 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 13 28.7 3.2 4.2 7.4 2.0 0.1 1.8 1.9 0.9 0.9 0.8
Away 16 16 31.1 2.4 4.4 6.9 2.4 - 1.8 2.3 0.8 1.3 0.6
Neutral 3 3 35.0 1.7 6.0 7.7 2.0 - 1.0 2.3 0.4 1.7 0.7
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Wins 11 11 29.2 3.6 4.9 8.5 2.0 0.0 2.2 2.2 1.0 1.4 0.7
Losses 21 21 31.1 2.1 4.3 6.4 2.3 0.0 1.5 2.1 0.7 1.1 0.6
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November 8 8 30.8 2.8 3.4 6.1 3.1 0.1 2.1 1.9 1.1 1.1 0.9
December 8 8 34.8 2.5 4.9 7.4 2.0 0.0 2.3 2.8 0.8 1.8 0.6
January 8 8 31.0 3.5 5.0 8.5 1.8 - 1.6 2.0 0.8 1.5 0.8
February 7 7 24.3 1.7 4.4 6.1 1.6 - 0.7 1.9 0.4 0.4 0.3
March 1 1 33.0 3.0 7.0 10.0 4.0 - 2.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 1.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 32 32 975 85 144 229 70 1 55 68 0.8 38 21
Conference 14 14 411 37 67 104 24 0 21 28 0.8 13 5
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 13 373 41 55 96 26 1 23 25 0.9 12 10
Away 16 16 497 39 71 110 38 - 29 36 0.8 21 9
Neutral 3 3 105 5 18 23 6 - 3 7 0.4 5 2
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Wins 11 11 321 40 54 94 22 0 24 24 1.0 15 8
Losses 21 21 654 45 90 135 48 1 31 44 0.7 23 13
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November 8 8 246 22 27 49 25 1 17 15 1.1 9 7
December 8 8 278 20 39 59 16 0 18 22 0.8 14 5
January 8 8 248 28 40 68 14 - 13 16 0.8 12 6
February 7 7 170 12 31 43 11 - 5 13 0.4 3 2
March 1 1 33 3 7 10 4 - 2 2 1.0 0 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 32 32 30.5 3.5 5.9 9.4 2.9 0.0 2.3 2.8 0.8 1.6 0.9
Conference 14 14 29.4 3.6 6.5 10.1 2.3 0.0 2.0 2.7 0.8 1.3 0.5
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 13 28.7 4.4 5.9 10.3 2.8 0.1 2.5 2.7 0.9 1.3 1.1
Away 16 16 31.1 3.1 5.7 8.9 3.1 0.0 2.3 2.9 0.8 1.7 0.7
Neutral 3 3 35.0 1.9 6.9 8.8 2.3 0.0 1.1 2.7 0.4 1.9 0.8
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Wins 11 11 29.2 5.0 6.7 11.7 2.7 0.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 1.9 1.0
Losses 21 21 31.1 2.8 5.5 8.3 2.9 0.1 1.9 2.7 0.7 1.4 0.8
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November 8 8 30.8 3.6 4.4 8.0 4.1 0.2 2.8 2.4 1.1 1.5 1.1
December 8 8 34.8 2.9 5.6 8.5 2.3 0.0 2.6 3.2 0.8 2.0 0.7
January 8 8 31.0 4.5 6.5 11.0 2.3 0.0 2.1 2.6 0.8 1.9 1.0
February 7 7 24.3 2.8 7.3 10.1 2.6 0.0 1.2 3.1 0.4 0.7 0.5
March 1 1 33.0 3.6 8.5 12.1 4.8 0.0 2.4 2.4 1.0 0.0 1.2