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#34 Emeka Okafor Jr.
Position: F
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
Hometown: Brooklyn Park, Minn.
High School: Champlin Park

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 Orthopedic Surgeon.

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