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    Charles Okwandu
    35 Charles Okwandu
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lagos, Nigeria

    Last College:
    Harcum JC (Pa.)

    Weight:
    255

    Position:
    Center

    05/17/2011

    UConn Visits The White House

    The UConn men's basketball team visited President Obama and the White House on Monday, May 16.

    04/06/2011

    National Championship Pep Rally

    The Huskies arrived in Storrs for a pep rally at Gample Pavilion. Kemba Walker was enshrined into the Huskies of Honor.

    04/05/2011

    Men's NCAA Championship

    UConn won its third NCAA Championship on Monday night.

    04/04/2011

    AP Photos: Connecticut vs. Butler - 2011 NCAA Championship

    Connecticut vs. Butler - 2011 NCAA Championship - April 4, 2011

    04/03/2011

    NCAA Final Four

    UConn defeated Kentucky, 56-55, in the Final Four in Houston, Texas

    Charles Okwandu's Complete Bio

    At Connecticut: Appeared in 81 games over three years, averaging 2.1 rebounds per game.

    As a Senior in 2010-11: Appeared in all 41 games, starting 19...Averaged 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 15.4 minutes per game... Averaged 2.8 points and 3.6 rebounds in 16.2 minutes in BIG EAST play... Scored four points, all in the first half, to go with two steals and one block against Kentucky... Scored six points with two blocks against Bucknell in the NCAA Second Round... Recorded a career-high 11 rebounds to go with four blocks against Providence... Totaled eight points and eight rebounds against Syracuse... Set a new career high with 10 rebounds against Marquette... Totaled six points and five boards against Tennessee... Pulled down a season-high seven rebounds against Villanova... Notched four blocks against Pittsburgh... Recorded season highs against Coppin State with nine points, seven rebounds and a career-high five blocks... Matched his then-career high with two blocks against New Hampshire... Matched his then-career high with two blocks against Wichita State in the opening round of the Maui Invitational.

    As a Junior in 2009-10: Saw playing time in 30 contests this season, starting five of the last nine... Averaging 1.6 rebounds... Matched career-high block effort with two at Virginia Tech... Pulled down a career-high six rebounds at Syracuse... Posted a career-best effort against Notre Dame with 10 points and five boards... Played a career-high 18 minutes against Duke... Finished with five rebounds and two blocks in first career start against LSU in the NIT Season Tip-Off Semis.

    As a Sophomore in 2008-09: Appeared in 10 games off the bench... Declared academically ineligible for the remainder of the season on January 31.

    Before UConn: Graduated from King's High School in Nigeria in 2004... Attended Harcum Junior College in Pennsylvania from 2007-08, playing half a season for the school's basketball team.

    Personal Information: Charles C. Okwandu... Born October 24, 1986... Son of Basil and Angela Okwandu... Has four brothers: Victor, Godwin, Paul and Stanley.

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