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Joseph Uchebo
Player Profile:
Joseph Uchebo 2369847
Position: Center
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 261
Year: Senior
Hometown: Enugu, Nigeria
High School: Word of God Academy (Raleigh, NC)
Other College: University of Pittsburgh
Experience: Transfer

At Charlotte: 2015-16 - Named second-team All-Conference USA... Averaged a double-double at 13.2 points and 11.5 rebounds...Pulled down the second most rebounds in school history for a single season with a Conference USA single-season record 380 rebounds...Had 17 double-doubles, which is tied for the fourth highest single-season total in school history... Had 18 double figure scoring games... Grabbed at least 18 rebounds in eight games and had five of the 15 highest single-game rebounds totals in school history... Finished the season first in Conference USA in rebounding and ninth in the country (11.5)...Finished fifth in the Conference USA in field goal percentage (.584)... Was first on the team in blocks with 22...In the first half of the UTSA game he set the C-USA record for rebounds in a season in league play passing Kenyon Martin (1999-00) for the record...Finished the Conference USA schedule with a new league record 239 rebounds in C-USA games only...In Conference USA play, he averaged 15.8 points and 13.3 rebounds per game...Recorded his first double-double with a team game-high 16 points to go along with 12 rebounds against Syracuse (November 25)...Recorded 18 rebounds to go along with nine points against Washington (November 27)...Led the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament field after averaging 13 boards per game in the 49ers three games...Recorded his second double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds against Georgetown (December 22)...Had a dominant performance at Louisiana Tech (January 9), he scored 18 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, which marked the most rebounds by a Niner since Curtis Withers grabbed 21 rebounds, February 4, 2006...His 20-rebounds performance is tied for the seven highest single-game total in school history....Followed that performance with his fifth double-double and his sixth double-figure rebounds game of the season with 11 points and 18 rebounds against Middle Tennessee (January 14)...Scored 14 points and grabbed 19 rebounds for his sixth double-double and his seventh double-figure rebounds game of the season against UAB (January 16)...His 19 rebounds in the UAB was tied for the tenth most in school history...His 11 offensive rebounds against Louisiana Tech is the second highest single-game total in school history..His 14 defensive rebounds against Middle Tennessee is tied for the second highest single-game total in school history...Recorded the 49ers first (20-points, 20 rebounds) since Curtis Withers accomplished the feat (23 points, 21 rebounds vs. Dayton, February 4, 2006) when he scored 24 points and grabbed 21 rebounds (which is most rebounds in a game in Conference USA and tied for the sixth best single-game rebounds total this season in the nation) against Marshall (January 21)...His 21 rebounds against Marshall is tied for the fourth highest single-game total in school history...Grabbed 13 defensive rebounds against Marshall which is tied for the sixth highest single-game total in school history...Named College Sports Madness Conference USA Player of the Week (January 25)...Voted Hero Sports Division I Hero of the Week (January 29)...Recorded his second straight 20-point scoring game and third of the season with 21 points at North Carolina A&T (February 3)...Recorded his 11th double-double with 18 points and 19 rebounds (had 16 defensive rebounds which is second highest single-game total in school history) against Old Dominion (February 6)...Recorded his 12th double-double of the season and his 9th straight in C-USA play with 10 points and 15 rebounds against Rice (February 11)...Scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against WKU (February 20)... Recorded his 14th double-double with 21 points (9-for-10 shooting from the field) and 16 rebounds against UTSA (February 25)...Recorded his 15th double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds against UTEP (February 27)...Recently had a  streak of 11 consecutive free throws made...Finished the regular-season with a 23 points and 19 rebounds performance at North Texas (March 5)...Recorded another double-double with 12 points and a C-USA Tournament single-game record 18 rebounds against Rice (March 9)...

At Pittsburgh: Spent two seasons at Pittsburgh in the Atlantic Coast Conference…Saw action in 30 games…Recorded four starts…Scored a career high 12 points and grabbed a career high nine rebounds against Duquesne, December 5, 2015…Had eight rebounds in his first career start against Niagara, November 14, 2014... Played in the NCAA tournament against Colorado in 2014.

At Chipola Junior College: Spent his first two years of collegiate basketball at Chipola Junior College…Earned first-team All-Panhandle conference…Averaged 12.3 points as a freshman and led the conference in rebounding, grabbing 12.3 rebounds a game…Led Chipola to a 23-6 overall record… Sat out his second year at Chipola with a knee injury and received a medical redshirt.

 At Word Of God: Graduated from Word Of God High School in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2011…Consensus four star recruit…Was ranked a top-10 center in the country and number 76 overall player by Scout.com…Ranked number 81 overall player by ESPN.com…Ranked 92 by rivals.com…Helped lead Word Of God to a 23-3 record in his senior year...Played AAU with the Chris Paul All Stars and helped lead them to the quarterfinals of the Tournament Champions.

Uchebo’s brother, Michael, played with Nigeria’s team in the 2014 World Cup and is a member of the Boavista team in Portugal’s top professional soccer league.

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