Dan Nwaelele
Full Name: Onyenma Dan Nwaelele
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 205
Birthdate: March 5, 1984 (Oklahoma City)
High School: Inglemoor HS (Kenmore, Wash.)
College: Air Force
 

Air Force
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 24 0 17 41 .415 16 20 .800 7 22 .318 18 16 11 4 57 2.40
2004-05 19 12 52 114 .456 18 22 .818 23 54 .426 43 24 16 1 145 7.60
2005-06 31 31 120 244 .492 58 65 .892 67 139 .482 81 71 24 5 365 11.8
2006-07 35 35 163 316 .516 97 119 .815 76 169 .450 122 64 31 8 499 14.3
Totals 109 78 352 715 .492 189 226 .836 173 384 .451 264 175 82 18 1066 9.80

Career Highlights: Ranks in the top 20 on Air Force’s all-time lists for free throw percentage (fifth, 83.6 percent), three-point percentage (second, 45.1 percent) and scoring (17th, 1,066 points).

Senior (2006-07): A First Team All-MWC selection after starting in all 35 games and burying a career-best 76 three-pointers. Scored in double-figures 28 times, including back-to-back 26-point efforts (career-high) against IPFW and Texas-Pan American, becoming the first Falcon since 1999 to log consecutive 26 point games. Knocked down a personal-best six three-pointers en route to 23 points vs. Radford.

Junior (2005-06): Garnered All-MWC Honorable Mention status after starting in all 31 games and averaging 11.8 points while shooting a career-best .482 from distance. Logged back-to-back 20 point games vs. BYU and San Diego State. Set a school record by making 29 consecutive free throws. Led the team in scoring six times and in assists seven times.

Sophomore (2004-05): Started 12 of 19 games in which he appeared. Scored a season-high 18 points at Colorado State. Played 41 minutes and pulled down seven rebounds against Wyoming. Shot 81.8 percent from the foul line.

Freshman (2003-04): Appeared in 24 games, the highlight being a season-high and game-high 18-point effort against Navy. Shot 80 percent from the charity stripe.

Strengths: Pure shooting guard with a strong body. Excellent form with NBA range. Moves well without the ball and cuts hard. Plays well within a system.

Personal: Has three brothers, including Ike, a freshman at Air Force. Member of Cadet Squadron 20. Favorite television show is SportsCenter.

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