32 Amanze Egekeze
32 Amanze Egekeze
Height: 6-8
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lake in the Hills, Ill.
Position: F
Last School: Huntley HS
Experience: 3L

Statistics: 2017 | 2016 | 2015

2016-17: 30 game appearances with 29 starts ... Among OVC leaders in five statistical categories, including rebounding, field goal percentage, and 3-point field goal percentage ... Shot .881 from free throw line in OVC play, good for fifth in league ... 19 double figure scoring games ... Four double-doubles ... Career-high 26 points, 10 rebounds vs. Jacksonville State (1/19/17) ... 24 points, 11 rebounds at Murray State (2/2/17) ... 14 points, 14 rebounds at Milwaukee (12/19/16) ... 15 points, 12 rebounds at Lipscomb (12/6/16) ... 18 points in season opener at Vanderbilt (11/15/16) ... 14 points, five rebounds in Postseason NIT victory at Georgia (3/15/17) ... Made multiple 3-pointers in 14 games ... 12 blocked shots over final seven games.

2015-16: Started 31 games ... DNP at BYU (11/28/15, injury) ... Led Belmont in plus-minus ... Legends Classic Subregional All-Tournament Team ... Third in OVC in three-point field goal percentage (.422) ... Shot .479 from three-point distance in OVC play ... Sixth in OVC in field goal percentage (.539) ... 13 double figure scoring games ... Season-high 20 points at UT Martin (1/21/16) ... 19 points at Evansville (11/21/15) ... 17 points, eight rebounds at Kennesaw State (11/24/15) ... 17 points, seven rebounds vs. Austin Peay (3/4/16) ... 15 points vs. Jacksonville State (2/10/16) ... 15 points vs. WKU (11/18/15) ... 14 points at SIUE (1/6/16) ... 13 points vs. Austin Peay (1/16/16) ... Nine points at Marquette (11/13/15).

2014-15: Appeared in 33 games with 24 starts ... OVC Freshman of the Week (12/15/14) ... Career-high 16 points, six rebounds vs. Jacksonville State (1/29/15) ... 13 points vs. Evansville (12/9/14) ... 12 points, six rebounds vs. Eastern Illinois (3/5/15) ... 11 points, four rebounds at Fairfield (12/20/14) ... 10 points, four rebounds vs. Tennessee State (2/28/15) ... Nine points vs. SEMO (1/1/15) ... Eight points, four rebounds vs. [6/6] Virginia in NCAA Tournament Second Round (3/20/15) ... Eight points, three rebounds at WKU (11/22/14) ... Seven points, four rebounds, three blocked shots, three steals vs. SIUE (1/7/15) ... Five points, eight rebounds, two steals vs. Eastern Kentucky (2/19/15). 

Prior to Belmont: Four-year letterwinner at Huntley High School for head coach Marty Manning ... Emerged as one of the top prep players in northwest Chicago ... Named Northwest Herald and Elgin Courier-News Player of the Year ... Two-time Illinois All-State Honorable Mention ... Three-time All-Area and All-Conference ... Became first player in league Fox Valley league history to lead school to four consecutive conference championships ... Led Huntley to most victories in school history ... Overall record of 89-26 in four seasons ... 1,115 career points ... All-time leader in blocked shots ... Averaged 18.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game as a senior ... Led team in points, rebounds, and blocked shots ... Team captain ... Averaged 13 points and six rebounds per game as a junior ... Played AAU basketball for Illinois Wolves coached by Mike Mullins.

Personal: Majoring in Business Administration ... Has three siblings, Kemdi, Ogechi, and Uchenna ... Cousin Ndu, played basketball at Penn State (2000-04); part of 2001 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 team ... Several former teammates playing collegiately, including Kendall Stephens (Purdue), Keita Bates-Diop (Ohio State), Malek Harris (Kansas State), Ore Arogundade (Drake) ... Lists Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Adrian Peterson as favorite athletes ... Pronounced uh-MAHN-zay egg-uh-KAY-zay.