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#24 Stephen Nwaukoni
Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Queens, NY
High School: Thomas Edison
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#24       Stephen Nwaukoni
6-8, 240, Sr., Forward/Center
Hometown: Queens, NY
High School: Thomas Edison
High School Coach: John Ulmer

At Hofstra:
2012-13: Played in 25 games, making 15 starts before getting injured at Drexel to end his season on Feb. 18…Averaged 6.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game…Showed his offensive abilities with eight double-figure point performances, including a career-high 13 points against the District of Columbia on Nov. 17…Had 14 games with eight or more rebounds…Posted 13 rebounds, including six offensive, against Northeastern on Feb. 6…Needed only 20 minutes to grab 11 rebounds and post 12 points against Wright State on Dec. 15…Recorded three double-doubles, two of them against CAA teams…Ranked sixth in CAA in rebounding with 8.5 per game…Ranked fifth in the CAA in offensive rebounding with 3.1 per game…Averaged 23.4 minutes per game.

2011-12: Played in 31 games, making 21 starts…Averaged 4.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game…Scored in double figures three times, including a career-high 12 points against Cleveland State on Nov. 26 on 5-of-5 shooting in 21 minutes…Started the final 21 games of the season after coming off the bench through his first 10 games…Made his first collegiate start versus Colgate on Dec. 22… Grabbed six offensive rebounds at Delaware on Jan. 4…Scored eight points and collect nine rebounds at UNC Wilmington on Jan. 7…Scored seven points on 5-of-6 free-throw shooting and had eight rebounds at Old Dominion on Jan. 14…Notched his second career double-double with a 10-point, 10-rebound effort in the regular season finale versus UNC Wilmington on Feb. 25…Added 10 points and nine rebounds versus Northeastern on Jan. 11…Averaged 4.9 points and 6.3 rebounds in CAA play.

2010-11: Played in 30 games off the Hofstra bench…Averaged 2.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game…Posted his first collegiate double-double off the bench with 10 points and 13 rebounds in a home win over Wagner on Nov. 26…Had a big defensive rebound and two free throws in the closing seconds of overtime to give Hofstra a home win over James Madison on Jan. 24…Grabbed eight rebounds in his college debut against Farmingdale State on Nov. 13…Posted four points and eight rebounds in the final game of the year at Evansville on March 15…Had four points and five rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench against Old Dominion in the CAA semifinals on March 6.

High School/Personal: Averaged 15 points and 15 rebounds as a senior at Thomas Edison High School in Queens, leading the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) in rebounding…Also averaged 10 points and 15 rebounds as a junior…During his junior season, he led the Inventors to a 66-64 upset win over Wings Academy in the PSAL AA playoffs with a 17-point, 23-rebound performance…Also had 12 points and 14 rebounds in a PSAL AA win over Eagle Academy as a senior…2010 Preseason All-PSAL selection by Real Scout (fifth team)…Played for the Queens Blackhawks AAU program…Lists Dwight Howard as his favorite athlete...Started playing basketball at age 11...Has one brother and two sisters...Older sister, Janet, attended Cornell University…Lists “Lord Of The Flies” by William Golding as his favorite book...Chose Hofstra for its environment, its basketball coaches and its academics…Public relations major.

Stephen Nwaukoni’s Career Statistics

Year     G-GS    FGM-FGA     Pct.     FTM-FTA     Pct.    Reb.     Avg.    PF     A       TO     BS   S       TP       Avg.
10-11    30-0      18-47            .383    23-41          .561   100       3.3      64      2       19      7      2       59       2.0
11-12    31-21    46-97            .474    52-73          .712   165       5.3      72      4       28      9      12      144     4.6
12-13    25-15    62-140          .443    45-80          .563   198       7.9      54      9       49      3      8       169     6.8
Career   86-36  126-284      .433    120-194       .612     463       5.5    190    15      96      19    22      372     4.3

Career Highs:                                                       
PTS: 13 vs. District of Columbia, 11/17/12                     
REBS: 13, last vs. Northeastern, 2/6/13             
ASTS: 2, last at Drexel, 2/18/13
FGM: 6 at LIU Brooklyn, 12/8/12
FGA: 13 at George Mason, 1/19/13                               
3FGM: None
3FGA: None
FTM: 6, last at UNCW, 1/26/13
FTA: 10, last at UNCW, 1/26/13
OR: 7 vs. Wagner, 11/26/10
DR: 12 at Drexel, 2/18/13
TO: 5, last at Georgia State, 2/13/13
ST: 3, last at George Mason, 2/8/12
BS: 3 vs. Wagner, 11/26/10
MIN: 34, last at George Mason, 1/19/13

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