Source: University of Minnesota Athletics
June 18, 2013
Position: Power Forward
Weight: 245 lbs
Points Per Game: 10.0
Rebounds Per Game: 8.7
Assists Per Game: 1.1
Steals Per Game: 0.7
Blocks Per Game: 1.4
Turnovers Per Game: 2.1
Milestones: Finished 10th on the Gophers' All-Time Rebounding Average list with a career average of 9.5 rpg...Finished 13th on the Gophers' All-Time Blocks list with 106...Finished just outside the Gophers' All-Time Scoring Average list with a career average of 12.1 ppg...Led the Big Ten Conference in rebounding as a senior at 8.7 and as a junior at 10.5 rpg...His 327 rebounds as a junior were the third-most in a single-season at Minnesota and the most since Jim Brewer collected 331 rebounds during the 1970-71 season...He averaged a double-double (13.9 pts & 10.5 rbs) as a junior, making him the first Gopher player to accomplish that since Kris Humphries did so during the 2003-04 season (22.1 pts & 10.0 rbs)...He was also first Gopher to lead the Big Ten in rebounding since Humphries...He is only one of four Gophers to finish a season as the conference's leading rebounder (Mychal Thompson: 1975-76 & 1977-78; Richard Coffey: 1987-88; Humphries: 2003-04)...Collected his 100th career block against Iowa (2/3/13)..Pulled down his 700th career rebound against UCLA (3/22/13)...Scored his 800th career point at Ohio State (2/20/13)...Collected his 600th career Gopher rebound against Northwestern (1/6/13) - finished with 23 rebounds as a freshman at Marquette
2012-13 | Senior Season: Named to the Preseason Lute Olson All-America Team...played 14 minutes off the bench in his first game since Nov. 27, 2011...grabbed seven rebounds and scored six points in 14 minutes off the bench against Toledo (11/12)...played a season-high 27 minutes off the bench against Richmond (11/18) and tallied a game-high 12 rebounds to go along with nine points...grabbed a game-high eight rebounds and scored five points against Memphis (11/23)...collected his 24th career double-double with a team-high 19 points & 12 rebounds against Stanford (11/24)...scored 11 points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots in 11 minutes off the bench against North Florida (12/01)...finished with eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds in 14 minutes against South Dakota State (12/4)...finished with 12 points, four rebounds, three assists and two blocks at USC (12/8)...collected a career-high 18 rebounds and scored 14 points to secure his 25th career double-double against North Dakota State (12/11)...finished with 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds against Michigan State (12/31), his 26th career double-double...collected a game-high 11 rebounds against Northwestern (1/6), his sixth double-digit rebound game of the season...secured his 27th career double-double with 19 points & 11 rebounds at Illinois (1/9)...contributed 13 points & 10 rebounds against Indiana (1/12), his 28th career double-double...contributed 13 points & 10 rebounds against Michigan (1/17), his 29th career double-double...scored 14 points, grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds - his 30th career double-double - and recorded three blocks at Northwestern (1/23)...contributed nine points and a game-high 14 rebounds against Michigan State (2/6)...collected his 8th double-double of the season & 31st of his career with 13 points & 10 rebounds against Illinois (2/10)...collected his 9th double-double of the season & 32nd of his career with 21 points & 12 rebounds against Indiana (2/26)...collected his 10th double-double of the season & 33rd of his career with 13 points & 13 rebounds against Penn State (3/2)...contributed nine points and a game-high 12 rebounds against UCLA in the NCAA Second Round (3/22)...finished with 11 points and six rebounds in the season-ending loss to Florida (3/24) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament...named Third Team All-Big Ten by coaches and Second Team All-Big Ten by the media...named Second Team NABC All-District.
2011-12: Contributed his 23rd career double-double, and fourth of the season, with 16 points & 12 rebounds against DePaul (11/24)...suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the second half against Dayton (11/27)...underwent successful surgery on Dec. 30...missed the remainder of the season.
2010-11 | Junior Season: Named Second Team All-Big Ten by the coaches and media...Made Gopher debut against Wofford (11/12)...Pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds against Siena (11/15)...Started his Gopher career with three straight double-doubles...Named Most Outstanding Player at Puerto Rico Tip-Off...Averaged 15.3 ppg and 8.7 rpg...Secured his fourth double-double of the season (18 pts, 10 rbs) vs. Virginia...Also blocked a career-high five shots against the Cavaliers (11/29)...Collected his fifth double-double of the season against Cornell (12/4)...Pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds to go with 12 points...Tied a team record with 20 free throw attempts against Cornell...Tied a career-high with 16 rebounds at St. Joseph's (12/8). It was his second consecutive 16 rebound game...Collected his eighth double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds at Wisconsin (12/28)...Scored a team-high 17 points and grabbed nine boards at Michigan State (12/31)...Secured his third 16-rebound game of the season and scored 11 points against Indiana (1/4) for his conference-leading ninth double-double of the season...Scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds at Ohio State (1/9), his 10th double-double of the season...Came off the bench to score seven points, block two shots and grab 10 rebounds against Purdue (1/13)...Came off the bench to collect his 11th double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 rebounds against Iowa (1/16)...Collected his 12th double-double with a career-high tying 18 points and 14 rebounds against Northwestern (1/26)...Collected his 13th double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds at Purdue (1/29)...Collected his 14th double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds against Illinois (2/10)...Led the Gophers with a career-high 24 points, including 22 in the second half, at Iowa (2/13)...Collected his 15th double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds at Penn State (2/17)...Collected his 16th double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Michigan State (2/22)...Scored 18 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out a career-high four assists vs. Michigan (2/26)...Collected his 17th double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds at Northwestern (3/2)...Collected his 18th double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds against Penn State (3/6)...Collected his 19th double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds against Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament (3/10)...letterwinner
Personal: Born January 24, 1989...son of Ana Davis and Marc Mbakwe...enrolled in graduate school (Master of Education - Applied Kinesiology)...holds an undergraduate degree in recreation, parks and leisure studies...has three older siblings, Shane, Cecilia and Sparkle...has a son, Makhi Mbakwe.
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