Alex Oriakhi

by Wheat Hotchkiss Writer/Editor

Alex Oriakhi

Source: University of Missouri Athletics

June 13, 2013

School: Missouri
Position: Power Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 238 lbs
Class: Senior
Points Per Game: 11.2
Rebounds Per Game: 8.4
Assists Per Game: 0.4
Steals Per Game: 0.6
Blocks Per Game: 1.6
Turnovers Per Game: 1.4

2012-13: One of the country’s most improved players between his junior and senior seasons, Oriakhi averaged a career high 11.2 points during his lone season as a Missouri Tiger and set career highs in starts (34), field goal percentage (.639) and free throw percentage (.746) … Earned honorable mention All-SEC recognition from the league media and was one of the league’s top defensive players finishing with 54 blocks and 20 steals … Would have led the Southeastern Conference in field goal percentage (.679) with enough attempts in league play and was near flawless from the floor over his final seven games, hitting 40-of-46 field goal attempts (.870) … Would have ranked No. 3 nationally in field goal percentage with enough attempts … Averaged 14.1 points over his last eight games of the season, which included three double-doubles … Ranked fourth in the SEC with 11 double-doubles, the most at Mizzou since the 2002-03 campaign … Scored his 1,000th career point in Missouri’s win over Auburn and topped 1,000 career rebounds in the Senior Night victory against Arkansas … Had one of the more dominating rebounding efforts in college basketball last season grabbing 18 rebounds to go with a career high 22 points in the win over Ole Miss … Was named the SEC Player of the Week on March 4 following wins against LSU and South Carolina … Scored 18 points and grabbed 10 boards vs. LSU and had 18 points on 6-of-6 shooting against LSU … Did not miss a shot in two games vs. the Gamecocks … Finished the year a perfect 10-of-10 from the floor and 16-of-16 from the foul line in two wins vs. USC … Averaged 18 points and 7.0 rebounds in those two victories … Finished his senior campaign hitting 16 consecutive field goal attempts … His 63.9 percent shooting touch from the floor ranked No. 4 all-time in Mizzou single-season history and he became the first Tiger since Doug Smith to average more than eight rebounds and shoot better than 70 percent from the foul line … His 54 blocked shots finished sixth on Missouri’s single-season Top 10 and his 286 rebounds finished just 11 shy of the Tiger single-season Top 10.

2011-12 (At Connecticut): Appeared in 34 games, averaging 6.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game... Averaged 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game in BIG EAST play... Averaged 6.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game in the BIG EAST Tournament... Named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team, Naismith Watch List, Wooden Award Preseason Top-50 and received votes for AP All-America honors... Added nine points, seven rebounds and four blocks against DePaul in the BIG EAST Tournament first round... Recorded his second double-double of the season and the 14th of his career against DePaul with 14 points and 10 rebounds... Registered 11 points, seven rebounds and four blocks at Louisville... Finished with 10
points and eight rebounds against Seton Hall... Registered 12 points, seven boards and two blocks at Notre Dame... Totaled eight points and three blocks against West Virginia... Put home 15 points with four rebounds against Holy Cross... Came off the bench against UCF to record his first double-double of the season with 10 points and 14 rebounds to go with five blocks... Tallied a game-high 16 points in 20 minutes against Maine.

2010-11: Appeared in all 41 games, starting 39... Averaged 9.6 points, 8.7
rebounds (2nd in BIG EAST) and 1.6 blocks per game (7th in BIG EAST)... Recorded 8.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game in BIG EAST play... Averaged 7.3 points and 9.3 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament... Recorded his 11th double-double of the season in the NCAA Championship against Butler with 11 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks... Finished the game against Kentucky with eight points and 10 rebounds... Pulled down 11 rebounds against Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament Third Round... Totaled nine points and 12 boards against Bucknell in the NCAA Tournament Second Round... Recorded his 10th double-double of the season against Syracuse in the BIG EAST Semifinals with 15 points and 11 rebounds... Totaled 13 points and 19 rebounds off the bench against DePaul in the BIG EAST Opening Round... Totaled 15 points and 12 rebounds for his seventh doubledouble of the year against Marquette... Had a game-high five blocks against Syracuse... Recorded his third-straight double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds against Tennessee... Notched a double-double with 14 points
and 12 rebounds against Villanova... Recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 17 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks against Rutgers... Totaled 15 points in the overtime victory against USF... Registered his fourth doubledouble of the season with 11 points and a career-high 21 rebounds in the overtime victory at Texas... Registered seven points, 10 rebounds and tied his career high with five blocks against New Hampshire... Named to the Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team... Recorded his third double-double of the season with a new career-high 18 points to go along with 11 rebounds and three blocks in the victory over Kentucky in the Maui Championship... Scored a then-career-high 15 points while pulling down 17 rebounds, including a
career-high nine on the offensive glass, in the victory over No. 2 Michigan State... Contributed 12 points and seven rebounds against Wichita State... Grabbed seven rebounds to go along with 11 points while tying his career high with five blocks against Vermont... Notched a double-double with 11 points and a then-career-high 18 rebounds against Stony Brook.

2009-10: Selected to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team... Was among the starting lineup in every game with the exception of five, averaging 6.6 rebounds while adding a rookie-high 5.0 points per game... Had a gamehigh nine boards against Northeastern... Pitched in 10 points at Villanova... Pulled down 13 rebounds at Michigan... Earned BIG EAST Freshman of the Week accolades following an 11-point and 10-rebound performance at Georgetown... Had a career-night vs. Seton Hall with a 12 point, seven
rebound and five block effort ... Blocked four shots against Notre Dame... Made a career-high six free throws vs. Iona... Totaled 14 rebounds for the second time this season against Maine, becoming only the third freshman under Jim Calhoun to grab 14 or more boards in a game twice and only the sixth Calhoun freshman to nab 14 or more boards as a rookie... Josh Boone (2003-04) and Emeka Okafor (2001-02) each reached the 14-board plateau mark three times as freshmen, while Kevin Freeman (1996-97),
Jake Voskuhl (1996-97) and Donyell Marshall (1991-92) each grabbed 14 or more rebounds once in their freshman seasons... Grabbed a game-high six offensive rebounds vs. Boston University... Pulled down 13 boards against Duke... Led all with 14 rebounds against Hofstra... Scored eight points and had 10 rebounds in season-opening game against William & Mary

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