JUNIOR (2010-11): Played in 27 games with four starts... scored career-high 13 points with six rebounds at North Dakota State... 11 points two games prior against Oakland and just missed on a double-double clearing away nine rebounds... nine blocks and 10 steals... 2.8 points and 3.6 rebounds... seven rebounds against Centenary and Creighton.
SOPHOMORE (2009-10): Had to sit first 10 games of season due to transfer rules... played
in 19 games, collecting five starts... recorded a career-high 12 points at IPFW
(1/2/10), also led Western's rebounding in that game... pulled down a
career-high 11 rebounds at North Dakota State (2/27/10)... was one of only two
players to have a 10-rebound game... his 3.4 rebounds per game average was the
fourth-highest on the team... totaled 65 rebounds and 65 points... had two
games scoring in double figures... recorded the third-highest field goal
percentage on the team (43.1%) going 22-for-51... recorded seven blocked shots
and seven steals... shot 70.0 percent (21-of-30) from the free throw line.
AT TOLEDO: Earned two starts in six games... averaged 11.3 minutes per
game... recorded a .333 field goal percentage (3-for-9)... converted 5-of-11
free throws for a .455 percentage from the line... averaged 2.7 rebounds per
game, totaling 16 for the season... recorded 11 points, four blocks, four
steals and one assist.
AWARDS AND HONORS
• Named to the 2011 Summit League Winter/Spring Academic All-League Team
• Named to The 2010-11 Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence
HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 12.2 points and 11.4 rebounds per game as senior
for Rebels... helped team to 15-12 win-loss mark and was named team's MVP as
well as Defensive Player of Year... tabbed team's Defensive Player of Year as
junior... twice earned All-Conference honors and was a Honorable Mention selection
another year... played for coach Mark Tuchesher... lettered three years in football
and basketball... finished as the program's all-time leading rebounder, including
setting a record of 22 board in a game.
PERSONAL: Son of Emeka Okafor Sr. and Patience Okafor... born October
24, 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria... his full name is Chukwuemeka Chikwelu Okafor... third
cousin of Charlotte Bobcats forward Emeka Okafor, who played collegiately at
Connecticut and was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft... during the
summer of 2007 helped Net Gain Sports win various tournaments... No. 1 sports
highlight was getting 25 points, 22 rebounds and seven blocks the first game of
his senior year... his family has been a major influence, "Everything I do is for
them in hopes that one day I'll have the tools necessary to return the favor."...
most admires Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, "They both helped revolutionize
the game during their particular eras."... enjoys reading, learning, music,
poetry, black history, psychology, philosophy, working out, sleeping and
speaking to and mentoring youths... favorite professional teams are the Los
Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Vikings... favorite music is Jay-Z, One Republic,
Trey Songz, James Morrison and Drake... career goal of being a Dermatologist or