PRONUNCIATION: you-DOE-kuh az-uh-BOO-kee
Declared for the 2018 NBA Draft without an agent on April 20 … As a sophomore, led NCAA Division I in field goal percentage at 77.0, which ranks second best for a season in NCAA history and crushed the Kansas and Big 12 single-season records … Started six games as a freshman before a season-ending wrist injury … Began his collegiate career with Kansas at the age of 17 … A 2017 McDonald’s All-American … Moved to the U.S. to from Delta, Nigeria for high school … Did not start playing basketball seriously until he moved to the U.S. in the ninth grade.
All-Big 12 Third Team [2017-18]
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team [2017-18]
Led NCAA Division I in field goal percentage at 77.0, which ranks second best for a season in NCAA history … The field goal percentage broke the Kansas and Big 12 single-season records … All-Big 12 Third Team selection … Started 34 of 36 games played and was fourth on the KU team with a 13.0 ppg … Ranked seventh in the Big 12 in rebound average (7.0), sixth in blocked shots (1.7) and eighth in double-doubles (6) … Posted seven 20-point games … Shot 80 percent or better in 19 games … Had 11 contests with nine or more rebounds … Led Kansas in rebounds (7.0), blocked shots (60), double-doubles (6) and dunks (120) … Posted a career-high 26 points at in KU’s win at Nebraska (12/16) … Registered a career-high 13 rebounds at Texas (12/29) … Had two games with a career-high five blocked shots versus Kansas State (1/13) and versus Texas (2/26).
Started the first two games of KU’s 4-0 Italy tour in early August … Averaged 14.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in his two games played … Shot 13-for-16 in the two games with 12 dunks … Tied for the team lead with three blocked shots … His best game was 15 points, on 7-of-9 shooting, with five rebounds and two blocked shots against the Players Group (Aug. 3).
Started in six of his 11 games played before season-ending wrist injury, which was announced on Dec. 21, 2016 … At the time of his injury he had started six-straight games and led the Jayhawks with 18 blocks … Averaged 12.9 minutes, 5.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, and a 62.9 field goal percentage as a freshman … Scored five points in seven minutes in what became his last game of the season against Davidson (Dec. 17) in Kansas City … Scored seven points with four blocks in 16 minutes against Nebraska (Dec. 10) … Blocked three shots in just 11 minutes of action against Stanford (Dec. 3) … In his first-career start, scored 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting, including seven dunks, with three blocked shots in 23 minutes against UNC Asheville (Nov. 25) … Pulled down seven rebounds with two blocked shots in 16 minutes against UAB (Nov. 21) during the CBE Classic – his first game in Kansas City … Recorded a game-high 12 rebounds with six points in 15 minutes during KU’s victory over No. 1/1 Duke (Nov. 15) in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden … Played seven minutes in his collegiate debut against Indiana (Nov. 11) at the Armed Forces Classic in Honolulu, pulling down two rebounds with one block.
Earned 2016 McDonald’s All-America honors following an outstanding career at Potter’s House Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida … Averaged 16.9 points and 9.7 rebounds in 2015-16 while at Potter’s House Christian … Potter’s House Christian went 21-9 in 2015-16 under head coach Stephen McLaughlin … A four-year starter for Potter’s House and averaged 17.2 points and 9.6 rebounds his junior season … Played in the McDonald’s All American Game, scoring nine points with eight rebounds in 15 minutes for the East team on March 29, 2016, in Chicago … Competed in the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic, April 15, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York … Played for the World Team at the 2016 Nike Hoops Summit where the USA team defeated the World Team 101-67 on April 9 in Portland, Oregon … No. 22 by ESPN100, No. 31 by Rivals.com, No. 34 by Scout.com and No. 35 in 247Sports.com in the final 2015-16 rankings.
Undecided on a major.
Udoka Timothy Azubuike was born in Lagos, Nigeria … Son of Florence and Fibian Azuonwu Azubuike… Is the youngest of five, with two older brothers and two older sisters.