Thursday, 26 March 2009
Arinze Onuaku (born July 13, 1987) is a 6-9, 275 lb. center from Lanham, Maryland on the Syracuse Orange basketball team. Onuaku is considered a potential second-round pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.
Onauku was Episcopal High School's William Caskie Watts MVP Award in his senior season. Onauku was ranked the 13th best center of his year by Scout.com.
On October 19, 2007 Onuaku broke a backboard dunking at Manley Field House during Syracuse's Midnight Madness event. He would go on to start every game of Syracuse's 2007-08 season, finishing with averages of 12.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game while ending ninth in the nation in field-goal percentage (.628). Among his performances was a 14 point and a 16 rebound effort in a 73-60 win over Tulane. Arinze has three siblings: Ify, Chuk, and Michael.
He is one to watch in the future.