TULSA, Okla. – Redshirt senior guard Obi Emegano has been nominated for the 2016 NABC Allstate Good Works Team, it was announced by the organization Wednesday.
Emegano is currently ninth in the nation in scoring at 24.1 points per game and third in free throws made with 58. Off the court, Emegano has worked with the Tulsa Boys Home, volunteered at Hop Center, which is a Biblical-based counseling center, and has volunteered at McClure Elementary School. Over the summer, Emegano and the men's basketball team took a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, visiting an orphanage and elementary school and donating supplies to the orphanage. He has already earned his undergraduate degree from ORU with a 3.28 GPA in psychology and is currently pursuing his master's degree.
In its fourth year, the Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® recognize players at all levels of college basketball who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement. From establishing nonprofits that provide youth with the necessary tools to become leaders of tomorrow, to raising awareness around pertinent issues that could save lives, these student-athletes exhibit leadership skills both on and off the court.
"The 2016 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® nominees are truly inspirational and their stories of service are a great example of the impact young people can make by dedicating their time and energy to do good," said Thomas Clarkson, president of the west territory for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2016 NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® selection panels. "For the fourth year, Allstate is honored to join the NABC and WBCA to recognize these student-athletes for their leadership off the court to help make a difference."
In February, the NABC will select two 10-member teams comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from Divisions II, III and the NAIA.
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