Ekene Ibekwe
Full Name: Ekene Brian Ibekwe
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 / 220
Birthdate: July 19, 1985 (Los Angeles)
High School: Carson HS (Carson, Calif.)
College: Maryland
 

Maryland
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 32 7 61 121 .504 32 62 .516 3 11 .273 124 10 25 44 157 4.90
2004-05 30 18 90 220 .409 69 125 .552 3 19 .158 189 20 27 55 252 8.40
2005-06 32 30 130 257 .506 91 146 .623 3 7 .429 212 30 25 43 354 11.1
2006-07 33 32 124 251 .494 96 151 .636 0 1 .000 256 27 32 88 344 10.4
Totals 127 87 405 849 .477 288 484 .595 9 38 .237 781 87 109 230 1107 8.70

Career Highlights: Reached career marks of 1,000 points and 700 rebounds in same game, at Wake Forest (2/3/07).

Senior (2006-07): Named to the ACC All-Defensive Team and earned All-ACC Honorable Mention honors. Recorded 16 points, including 6-of-6 from the floor, and 10 rebounds in win against Wake Forest. Grabbed at least five boards in 29 of 33 games. Recorded his eighth double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds vs. Davidson in the NCAA Tournament. Tallied 14 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks vs. NC State. Scored 17 points in win at Duke. Recorded 20 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks against Clemson and followed with 17 points, 14 boards and three blocks at Virginia. Blocked a career-high eight shots vs. Mount St. Maryís. Scored a career-high 22 points at St. Johnís.

Junior (2005-06): Led Maryland and ranked 6th in the ACC in rebounding (6.6 rpg). Appeared in all 32 games, including 30 starts. Recorded at least one block in 27 games and grabbed at least five rebounds in 25 contests. Finished third on the squad in scoring (11.1 ppg). Became the ninth Terp to record 100 career blocks.

Sophomore (2004-05): Led team in blocks (55) and finished second on the squad in rebounding (6.3 rpg). Averaged 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in Postseason NIT. Recorded 11 points, five rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes in win vs. Duke. Had 14 points, nine rebounds and four blocks in only 24 minutes in victory over Georgia Tech. Came off the bench to score 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting in win at Duke. Posted first career double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds at Wisconsin.

Freshman (2003-04): Only Terp freshman to play in all 32 games. Led team in blocked shots (44) and had eight games with at least three blocks. Recorded 15 rebounds in two NCAA games. Recorded seven points, seven rebounds and four blocks in 23 minutes in first collegiate start vs. UMES.

Strengths: Length, energy and athleticism make him a very solid defender. Has improved as a perimeter shooter. Plays hard and is coachable.

Personal: Member of the Nigerian National Team that competed in the World Championships in Japan during summer 2006. Parents, Agatha and Augustine Ibekwe, are from Nigeria. Brother, Onye, plays at Long Beach State and sister, Jarquis, attends UCLA.

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