23 Emmanuel Nzekwesi
23 Emmanuel Nzekwesi
Height: 6-8
Weight: 240
Year: R-Jr.
Hometown: Trophy Club, Texas
High School: Byron Nelson HS
Position: F
gp 23
pts/g 14.9
fg % 54.1
3pt % 25.0
ft % 70.6
reb/g 8.3
a/g 1.0

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).

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.”

Head Coach Paul Mills on Nzekwesi
“Emmanuel is gifted physically.  He better understands his game and has grown as a leader.  He is coachable, cares about his teammates and doing things necessary in order to achieve excellence.  He is a joy to coach and is a remarkable young man.  I’m confident this will be E-man’s best season yet.” 

 

Recent Games
Jan 31 South Dakota St. L, 86-80
Feb 2 Purdue Fort Wayne L, 82-81
Feb 7 Denver W, 78-65
Feb 10 at South Dakota W, 86-72
Feb 14 at North Dakota St. L, 85-73
Feb 16 at North Dakota L, 85-73
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 23 8
Games started 21 8
Minutes 632 221
Minutes per game 27.5 27.6
FG 144-266 54-103
FG Pct 54.1 52.4
3PT 7-28 2-8
3PT Pct 25.0 25.0
FT 48-68 18-26
FT Pct 70.6 69.2
Off rebounds 62 30
Def rebounds 129 49
Total rebounds 191 79
Rebounds per game 8.3 9.9
Personal fouls 50 17
Disqualifications 0 -
Assists 24 7
Turnovers 50 23
Assist to turnover ratio 0.5 0.3
Steals 17 9
Blocks 20 11
Points 343 128
Points per game 14.9 16.0
Points per 40 min 21.7 23.2
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 6 at Missouri St. L, 84-50 1 28 4-14 28.6 1-5 20.0 3-3 100.0 12
Nov 9 Southwestern (KS) W, 79-62 1 29 11-17 64.7 0-2 0.0 2-4 50.0 24
Nov 11 at No. 20/21 TCU L, 79-62 1 27 5-15 33.3 1-2 50.0 5-6 83.3 16
Nov 13 California Baptist L, 70-69 1 29 8-13 61.5 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 17
Nov 15 at Brigham Young L, 85-65 1 21 4-7 57.1 0-2 0.0 0-2 0.0 8
Nov 19 Ecclesia W, 109-72 1 11 4-4 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 8
Nov 23 vs. Northern Ill. L, 87-66 1 16 2-4 50.0 0-2 0.0 1-1 100.0 5
Nov 24 at Oakland L, 87-76 - 33 7-13 53.8 0-0 - 4-5 80.0 18
Nov 25 vs. James Madison W, 78-69 - 32 8-12 66.7 0-0 - 6-6 100.0 22
Dec 2 at SMU L, 79-67 1 26 7-14 50.0 0-0 - 4-5 80.0 18
Dec 5 FGCU L, 96-76 1 31 8-12 66.7 0-1 0.0 0-2 0.0 16
Dec 7 at Missouri L, 80-64 1 30 8-15 53.3 0-0 - 1-4 25.0 17
Dec 15 at Richmond W, 59-52 1 33 3-6 50.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 8
Dec 19 at Wichita St. L, 84-63 1 34 7-10 70.0 1-3 33.3 2-2 100.0 17
Dec 22 Tulsa L, 69-59 1 31 4-7 57.1 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 9
Dec 30 at Omaha W, 87-84 1 36 12-19 63.2 0-1 0.0 4-7 57.1 28
Jan 3 North Dakota W, 83-72 1 35 13-17 76.5 0-0 - 8-11 72.7 34
Jan 5 Western Illinois W, 82-63 1 21 3-12 25.0 1-1 100.0 5-6 83.3 12
Jan 10 at Purdue Fort Wayne L, 94-69 1 24 9-14 64.3 1-1 100.0 1-1 100.0 20
Jan 12 at South Dakota St. L, 84-65 1 36 7-14 50.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 14
Jan 17 South Dakota W, 77-74 1 12 0-5 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Jan 20 at Denver L, 74-58 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 North Dakota St. L, 67-57 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 31 South Dakota St. L, 86-80 1 28 7-12 58.3 0-2 0.0 0-1 0.0 14
Feb 2 Purdue Fort Wayne L, 82-81 1 29 3-10 30.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 6
Feb 7 Denver W, 78-65 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 at South Dakota W, 86-72 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 14 at North Dakota St. L, 85-73 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 16 at North Dakota L, 85-73 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 23 at Western Illinois   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 28 Omaha   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 6 at Missouri St. L, 84-50 1 28 2 3 5 0 0 - 0 1 3 -
Nov 9 Southwestern (KS) W, 79-62 1 29 4 8 12 0 3 0.0 0 3 1 0
Nov 11 at No. 20/21 TCU L, 79-62 1 27 2 6 8 0 1 0.0 3 0 1 -
Nov 13 California Baptist L, 70-69 1 29 2 7 9 0 2 0.0 0 0 3 -
Nov 15 at Brigham Young L, 85-65 1 21 0 6 6 2 1 2.0 1 1 2 -
Nov 19 Ecclesia W, 109-72 1 11 2 1 3 0 3 0.0 0 0 1 -
Nov 23 vs. Northern Ill. L, 87-66 1 16 0 2 2 0 3 0.0 0 0 1 -
Nov 24 at Oakland L, 87-76 - 33 4 6 10 3 2 1.5 3 1 3 -
Nov 25 vs. James Madison W, 78-69 - 32 3 9 12 3 3 1.0 0 1 3 -
Dec 2 at SMU L, 79-67 1 26 2 6 8 0 0 - 0 1 4 -
Dec 5 FGCU L, 96-76 1 31 2 3 5 2 1 2.0 0 0 1 -
Dec 7 at Missouri L, 80-64 1 30 3 3 6 2 2 1.0 0 0 2 -
Dec 15 at Richmond W, 59-52 1 33 2 10 12 1 3 0.3 0 0 1 -
Dec 19 at Wichita St. L, 84-63 1 34 3 3 6 0 2 0.0 0 0 3 -
Dec 22 Tulsa L, 69-59 1 31 1 7 8 4 1 4.0 1 1 4 -
Dec 30 at Omaha W, 87-84 1 36 4 10 14 2 5 0.4 0 2 3 -
Jan 3 North Dakota W, 83-72 1 35 1 5 6 1 2 0.5 3 0 3 -
Jan 5 Western Illinois W, 82-63 1 21 6 4 10 0 3 0.0 2 3 1 -
Jan 10 at Purdue Fort Wayne L, 94-69 1 24 5 7 12 3 4 0.8 0 2 1 -
Jan 12 at South Dakota St. L, 84-65 1 36 6 12 18 0 2 0.0 1 3 4 -
Jan 17 South Dakota W, 77-74 1 12 2 2 4 0 2 0.0 0 1 0 -
Jan 20 at Denver L, 74-58 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 North Dakota St. L, 67-57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 31 South Dakota St. L, 86-80 1 28 4 5 9 0 3 0.0 1 0 4 -
Feb 2 Purdue Fort Wayne L, 82-81 1 29 2 4 6 1 2 0.5 2 0 1 -
Feb 7 Denver W, 78-65 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 at South Dakota W, 86-72 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 14 at North Dakota St. L, 85-73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 16 at North Dakota L, 85-73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 23 at Western Illinois   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 28 Omaha   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  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
2018-19 23 21 27.5 6.3-11.6 54.1 0.3-1.2 25.0 2.1-3.0 70.6 14.9
Total 85 82 27.4 5.0-10.4 47.8 0.5-1.9 26.1 1.8-2.7 68.1 12.3
  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
2018-19 23 21 632 144-266 54.1 7-28 25.0 48-68 70.6 343
Total 85 82 2333 422-883 47.8 42-161 26.1 156-229 68.1 1042
  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
2018-19 23 21 27.5 9.1-16.8 54.1 0.4-1.8 25.0 3.0-4.3 70.6 21.7
Total 85 82 27.4 7.2-15.1 47.8 0.7-2.8 26.1 2.7-3.9 68.1 17.9
  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
2018-19 23 21 27.5 2.7 5.6 8.3 2.2 0.0 1.0 2.2 0.5 0.7 0.9
Total 85 82 27.4 2.3 4.9 7.2 2.4 0.0 1.4 1.9 0.7 0.9 0.7
  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
2018-19 23 21 632 62 129 191 50 0 24 50 0.5 17 20
Total 85 82 2333 199 414 613 200 3 115 163 0.7 73 56
  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
2018-19 23 21 27.5 3.9 8.2 12.1 3.2 0.0 1.5 3.2 0.5 1.1 1.3
Total 85 82 27.4 3.4 7.1 10.5 3.4 0.1 2.0 2.8 0.7 1.3 1.0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 23 21 27.5 6.3-11.6 54.1 0.3-1.2 25.0 2.1-3.0 70.6 14.9
Conference 8 8 27.6 6.8-12.9 52.4 0.2-1.0 25.0 2.2-3.2 69.2 16.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 10 10 25.6 6.1-10.9 56.0 0.3-1.1 27.3 1.5-2.4 62.5 14.0
Away 11 10 29.8 6.6-12.8 51.8 0.4-1.4 26.7 2.4-3.4 70.3 16.0
Neutral 2 1 24.0 5.0-8.0 62.5 0.0-1.0 0.0 3.5-3.5 100.0 13.5
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Wins 8 7 26.1 6.8-11.5 58.7 0.1-0.5 25.0 3.4-4.5 75.0 17.0
Losses 15 14 28.2 6.0-11.6 51.7 0.4-1.6 25.0 1.4-2.1 65.6 13.8
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November 9 7 25.1 5.9-11.0 53.5 0.3-1.7 20.0 2.3-3.0 77.8 14.4
December 7 7 31.6 7.0-11.9 59.0 0.3-0.9 33.3 1.9-3.1 59.1 16.1
January 6 6 26.0 6.5-12.3 52.7 0.3-0.8 40.0 2.3-3.2 73.7 15.7
February 1 1 29.0 3.0-10.0 30.0 0.0-2.0 0.0 0.0-0.0 - 6.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 23 21 632 144-266 54.1 7-28 25.0 48-68 70.6 343
Conference 8 8 221 54-103 52.4 2-8 25.0 18-26 69.2 128
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 10 10 256 61-109 56.0 3-11 27.3 15-24 62.5 140
Away 11 10 328 73-141 51.8 4-15 26.7 26-37 70.3 176
Neutral 2 1 48 10-16 62.5 0-2 0.0 7-7 100.0 27
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Wins 8 7 209 54-92 58.7 1-4 25.0 27-36 75.0 136
Losses 15 14 423 90-174 51.7 6-24 25.0 21-32 65.6 207
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November 9 7 226 53-99 53.5 3-15 20.0 21-27 77.8 130
December 7 7 221 49-83 59.0 2-6 33.3 13-22 59.1 113
January 6 6 156 39-74 52.7 2-5 40.0 14-19 73.7 94
February 1 1 29 3-10 30.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 6
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 23 21 27.5 9.1-16.8 54.1 0.4-1.8 25.0 3.0-4.3 70.6 21.7
Conference 8 8 27.6 9.8-18.6 52.4 0.4-1.4 25.0 3.3-4.7 69.2 23.2
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 10 10 25.6 9.5-17.0 56.0 0.5-1.7 27.3 2.3-3.8 62.5 21.9
Away 11 10 29.8 8.9-17.2 51.8 0.5-1.8 26.7 3.2-4.5 70.3 21.5
Neutral 2 1 24.0 8.3-13.3 62.5 0.0-1.7 0.0 5.8-5.8 100.0 22.5
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Wins 8 7 26.1 10.3-17.6 58.7 0.2-0.8 25.0 5.2-6.9 75.0 26.0
Losses 15 14 28.2 8.5-16.5 51.7 0.6-2.3 25.0 2.0-3.0 65.6 19.6
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November 9 7 25.1 9.4-17.5 53.5 0.5-2.7 20.0 3.7-4.8 77.8 23.0
December 7 7 31.6 8.9-15.0 59.0 0.4-1.1 33.3 2.4-4.0 59.1 20.5
January 6 6 26.0 10.0-19.0 52.7 0.5-1.3 40.0 3.6-4.9 73.7 24.1
February 1 1 29.0 4.1-13.8 30.0 0.0-2.8 0.0 0.0-0.0 - 8.3
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 23 21 27.5 2.7 5.6 8.3 2.2 0.0 1.0 2.2 0.5 0.7 0.9
Conference 8 8 27.6 3.8 6.1 9.9 2.1 - 0.9 2.9 0.3 1.1 1.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 10 10 25.6 2.6 4.6 7.2 1.9 0.0 0.8 2.2 0.4 0.9 0.8
Away 11 10 29.8 3.0 6.5 9.5 2.5 - 1.2 2.0 0.6 0.7 1.0
Neutral 2 1 24.0 1.5 5.5 7.0 2.0 - 1.5 3.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
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Wins 8 7 26.1 3.0 6.1 9.1 1.6 0.0 0.9 3.0 0.3 0.6 1.3
Losses 15 14 28.2 2.5 5.3 7.9 2.5 - 1.1 1.7 0.7 0.8 0.7
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November 9 7 25.1 2.1 5.3 7.4 2.0 0.0 0.9 2.0 0.4 0.8 0.8
December 7 7 31.6 2.4 6.0 8.4 2.6 - 1.6 2.0 0.8 0.1 0.6
January 6 6 26.0 4.0 5.8 9.8 2.2 - 0.7 2.7 0.3 1.2 1.5
February 1 1 29.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 1.0 - 1.0 2.0 0.5 2.0 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 23 21 632 62 129 191 50 0 24 50 0.5 17 20
Conference 8 8 221 30 49 79 17 - 7 23 0.3 9 11
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 10 10 256 26 46 72 19 0 8 22 0.4 9 8
Away 11 10 328 33 72 105 27 - 13 22 0.6 8 11
Neutral 2 1 48 3 11 14 4 - 3 6 0.5 0 1
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Wins 8 7 209 24 49 73 13 0 7 24 0.3 5 10
Losses 15 14 423 38 80 118 37 - 17 26 0.7 12 10
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November 9 7 226 19 48 67 18 0 8 18 0.4 7 7
December 7 7 221 17 42 59 18 - 11 14 0.8 1 4
January 6 6 156 24 35 59 13 - 4 16 0.3 7 9
February 1 1 29 2 4 6 1 - 1 2 0.5 2 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 23 21 27.5 3.9 8.2 12.1 3.2 0.0 1.5 3.2 0.5 1.1 1.3
Conference 8 8 27.6 5.4 8.9 14.3 3.1 0.0 1.3 4.2 0.3 1.6 2.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 10 10 25.6 4.1 7.2 11.3 3.0 0.0 1.3 3.4 0.4 1.4 1.3
Away 11 10 29.8 4.0 8.8 12.8 3.3 0.0 1.6 2.7 0.6 1.0 1.3
Neutral 2 1 24.0 2.5 9.2 11.7 3.3 0.0 2.5 5.0 0.5 0.0 0.8
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Wins 8 7 26.1 4.6 9.4 14.0 2.5 0.0 1.3 4.6 0.3 1.0 1.9
Losses 15 14 28.2 3.6 7.6 11.2 3.5 0.0 1.6 2.5 0.7 1.1 0.9
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November 9 7 25.1 3.4 8.5 11.9 3.2 0.0 1.4 3.2 0.4 1.2 1.2
December 7 7 31.6 3.1 7.6 10.7 3.3 0.0 2.0 2.5 0.8 0.2 0.7
January 6 6 26.0 6.2 9.0 15.1 3.3 0.0 1.0 4.1 0.3 1.8 2.3
February 1 1 29.0 2.8 5.5 8.3 1.4 0.0 1.4 2.8 0.5 2.8 0.0