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Full Name: Ndudi Ebi
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.05 m)/ 195 (88.4 kg)
Birthdate: June 18, 1984 (London, England)
High School: Westbury Christian HS (Houston)

Selected in the first round (26th overall) by the Minnesota Timberwolves

An early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.

High School Career Highlights: Named to USA Today All-USA First Team and PARADE All-America High School Boys Basketball First Team. Led Westbury Christian to Texas state titles as a freshman, sophomore and senior. Named First Team All-State each of his final three seasons of high school. Competed in the USA Olympic Festival in 2001 and set festival record for points (139), field goals made (56) and field goal attempted (108) while being named Most Valuable Player. Played in the McDonald’s High School All-American Game and the Jordan Capital Classic. Originally committed to play for Arizona.

2003 Postseason All-Star Games: In the McDonald’s High School All-American Game, scored 11 points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked two shots as his West team lost a 122-107 decision. In the Jordan Capital Classic, scored 11 points, grabbed five rebounds, blocked three shots and notched three steals as his Silver team took a 107-102 victory over LeBron James and the Black team.

Senior (2002-03): Averaged 22.7 points, 11.6 rebounds and 3.4 blocked shots to help Westbury Christian win the TAPPS 4A state title.

Strengths: Has a smooth outside shooting stroke, but can take the ball to the basket as well. Was a premier shot blocker at the high school level.

Personal: Son of Godwin and Elizabeth Ebi. Lived in the small city of Enugu, Nigeria, until his family came to the United States and Houston because of the political climate and in order to offer the three children a better education. His given name Ndudi means “life.”