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Udoka Azubuike

Position Center
Height 7'0"
Weight 270 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Delta, Nigeria
High School Potter's House Christian Academy [Fla.]

PRONUNCIATION: you-DOE-kuh     az-uh-BOO-kee

OVERVIEW
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.

CAREER HONORS
All-Big 12 Third Team [2017-18]
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team [2017-18]

2017-18 (SOPHOMORE)
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).

ITALY 2017
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).

2016-17 (FRESHMAN)
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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

ACADEMICS
Undecided on a major.

PERSONAL
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.