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Ebuka Izundu

position

Center

Height

6-10

Weight

210 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Charlotte, N.C.

High School

Victory Christian Center School

Ebuka Izundu - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

As a Senior (2018-19)
Played and started in all 32 games … Shot 65.3 percent from the field, setting a program single-season record … Had a dozen 10-rebound games (third in ACC) … Racked up eight double-doubles (tied for seventh most among ACC players) … Finished fourth in ACC in rebounding (8.4/game) and second in offensive rebounds (3.47) … Went perfect from field at Virginia Tech (3/8), going 8-for-8 in 16-point effort … Recorded double-double with 14 points, 14 rebounds on Senior Night against Pitt (3/5) … Scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds (all on offensive end) at Duke (3/2) … Scored 18 points against Georgia Tech, his most career points in an ACC game (2/23) … Had 19 points and 13 rebounds against FAU (12/22); first UM player to record back-to-back double-doubles since Tonye Jekiri in November 2015 … Recorded double-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds in career-high 34 minutes against Houston Baptist (12/19) … Posted double-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds against Rutgers (11/28) … Averaged 10.3 ppg and 6.3 rpg in three games at Wooden Legacy; scored in double figures in each game … Had career night against Stephen F. Austin (11/13), recording career highs in points (22), rebounds (19), blocks (four) and assists (three). He also tied a career best with three steals … It was the most rebounds by a UM player since Reggie Johnson piled up 20 boards on March 16, 2011, against FAU … Just missed double-double in opener with 10 points, nine rebounds against Lehigh (11/9).

As a Junior (2017-18)
Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll for first time … Played in all 32 games, including starts against Notre Dame and Boston College … Averaged 5.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game … Shot 69.2 percent (72-104) from field … Recorded first college double-double in season opener, scoring 14 points and grabbing career-high 10 boards … Scored seven points and added a pair of blocks in win at Hawai’i (12/23) … Scored four points, with five rebounds and two blocks at Pitt (12/30) … Went 7-for-7 from field and scored 15 points in win at NC State (1/21) … Scored six points and grabbed four boards at Boston College (2/10) … Scored eight points and pulled down five rebounds in season-high 24 minutes against Virginia (2/13) … Made first start of season at Notre Dame (2/19) and scored 14 points with eight boards (10 points in game’s final 10 minutes); had key putback with 11 seconds remaining to seal game … Scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds – all in the first half – in win at North Carolina (2/27).

As a Sophomore (2016-17)
Izundu 2016-17 game-by-game stats Get Acrobat Reader
Started nine of 32 games played … Sat out game vs. Penn due to injury … Averaged 4.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, 0.2 assists, 0.2 steals in 13.0 minutes per game … Totaled 135 points, 97 rebounds, 25 blocks, six assists, seven steals in 417 minutes … Hit 54.1 percent (53-98) from the field and 69.0 percent (29-42) at the line … Led or tied for team high in scoring one game, rebounds once, and blocked shots 12 times … Scored in double digits in four games … Blocked a shot in 16 games … Season highs: 16 points at NC State, 2/4; 7 rebounds vs. NC State, 12/31; 1 assist, six times; 1 steal, seven times; 3 blocked shots, three times; 27 minutes at NC State, 2/4 … Started five of 18 ACC games played … In ACC play averaged 3.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.7 blocks, 0.2 assists, 0.2 steals in 14.0 minutes … In ACC play totaled 68 points, 57 rebounds, 12 blocks, four assists and three steals in 252 minutes … Connected on 49.2 percent (29-59) from the field and 58.8 percent (10-17) at the line … In two ACC Tournament games, averaged 1.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.5 blocks in 11.0 minutes per game … Shot 2-4 the line … In one NCAA Tournament game, had five points and three rebounds in 18 minutes … Hit 2-5 from the field and 1-2 at the line.

As a Freshman (2015-16)
Izundu 2015-16 game-by-game stats Get Acrobat Reader
Played in 15 games … Averaged 2.1 points, 1.3 rebounds in 5.3 minutes per game … Totaled 32 points, 19 rebounds in 79 minutes … Hit 62.5 percent (10-16) from the field and 63.2 percent (12-19) at the line … Led or tied for team high in blocked shots in three games … Scored in double digits once with 11 points against Mississippi State in the Puerto Rico Classic … Blocked a shot in three games … Season highs: 11 points vs. Mississippi State 11/19; 7 rebounds vs. Mississippi State 11/19; 1 assist, three times, last at North Carolina 2/20; 1 steal, two times, last at North Carolina 2/20; 1 blocked shot, three times, last vs. Villanova 3/24; 15 minutes vs. Mississippi State 11/19 … In ACC play averaged 1.7 points, 0.3 rebounds, 0.3 steals, 0.3 blocks in 5.3 minutes … In ACC play totaled 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks in 32 minutes … Connected on all three field goal attempts and was 4-6 at the line … Did not play in the ACC Tournament … Played three minutes in NCAA Tournament versus Villanova.

Prior to Miami
Averaged 21.0 points, 15.0 rebounds and 6.0 blocks for Victory Christian Center School as a senior … Averaged 18.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 6.0 blocks in junior season … First-team All-Charlotte Observer … No. 134 player and No. 19 center in 2015 class by Rivals.com … No. 70 player, No. 20 power forward and No. 5 player in North Carolina in 2015 class by 247Sports … In high school also played soccer and ran the 100 and 200 meters in track … Played AAU for Charlotte ACES … Originally signed with Charlotte, then was released from commitment after 49ers coach was let go … Chose Miami over Arkansas and Cincinnati.

Personal
Born June 28, 1996 in Lagos, Nigeria … First name, Ebuka, is pronounced ee-BOO-kuh. Last name is ee-ZOON-doo … Moved to the United States in 2013, at age 17 … Grew up playing soccer, then started playing basketball in 2011 … Son of Emma and Ifeoma Izundu … One brother: Okwy; Four sisters: Chioma Ojo, Vivian, Chingo and Ifunaya … Speaks African language of Igbo … Majoring in sociology.