University of Miami Athletics

Michael Nwoko






245 lbs.




Toronto, Ontario

High School

Prolific Prep (Calif.)



Michael Nwoko - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

2023-24 (Freshman)

  • Appeared in 29 games as a freshman, starting one
  • Earned his first career start at Syracuse (1/20/24)
  • Scored a career-high nine points in his first game as a Hurricane against NJIT (11/6/23)
  • Hauled in a career-high seven rebounds against Duke (2/21/24)
  • Tallied five-plus rebounds in five games in 2023-24
  • Registered a bucket in eight his last 10 games played
  • Ranked second among Miami freshmen in scoring (2.7) and rebounding (2.0)
High School
  • Graduated from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif.
  • Tabbed a four-star recruit by On3, 247Sports and ESPN
  • 121 overall recruit in the On3 Consensus rankings (No. 15 center and No. 19 in California)
    • 106 in the On3 national rankings (No. 18 center and No. 17 in California)
    • 107 on 247Sports’ list (No. 15 center and No. 17 in California)
  • McDonald’s All-American Game nominee
  • Averaged 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 block per game as a senior
  • Named a First Team All-Grind Session designee
  • Helped the team win the Grind Session championship and a 35-2 final record
  • Attended The Burlington School (N.C.) as a junior, aiding his team to a 32-7 record and a state title
  • Went to St. Thomas More (Conn.) his first two years of high school, but did not play due to injuries and the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Second-leading scorer in the Nike Hoop Summit game in April 2023 at the Moda Center in Portland
    • Totaled 17 points, eight rebounds and two assists for the World Select Team, finishing 7-of-10 from the field and 3-of-3 at the line
  • Helped Canada to a third-place finish at the 2022 FIBA U18 America Championship in Tijuana, Mexico
    • Averaged 12.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game on 66.7 percent (28-of-42) shooting and recorded two double-doubles
  • Graduated from Prolific Prep with three fellow top-110 recruits: Trey Green (Xavier), Aden Holloway (Auburn) and Yves Missi (Baylor)
  • Last name is pronounced Nuh-WOE-Koe
  • Born Oct. 21, 2004, in Houston
  • Parents are Leonard and Anthonia Nwoko
  • Father is an architect/entrepreneur and mother is a nurse
  • Has two younger brothers, Jason and Nathan, and a younger sister, Krystle
  • Majoring in exploratory arts & sciences with a minor in sport administration
  • Posted a 3.6 GPA in high school
  • Favorite athlete is LeBron James, whom he considers the best basketball player ever
  • Best sports memory is winning the state title as a junior
  • Committed to Miami over Georgia Tech, Providence, UCLA, Vanderbilt and others
  • Chose Miami because of his desire to live in the area and the caliber of the basketball program