The Tulsa junior will continue to be a part of the TU program
Maduka family say `thanks'
The game is only second three-overtime contest in school history
Golden Hurricane plays Thundering Herd at 2:30 p.m.
TULSA -- A two-year letterwinner . . . started as a sophomore . . . has career averages of 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 62 career games . . . his 78 career blocked shots ranks 12th on the school's al-time blocked shots list.
2011-12 -- Started 29 of the 30 games in which he has played . . . averaged 8.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 22.7 minutes per game . . . scored in double figures 12 times, and had six double-doubles . . . his 53 blocks rank 10th among the school's single season blocks leaders . . . scored 12 points with 12 rebounds and three blocks at Tulane (2-25) . . . had a career-high four assists with nine rebounds, four blocks and six rebounds at Southern Miss (2-15) . . . tied his career high with 17 points and picked up his fifth double-double with 10 rebounds at East Carolina (1-14) . . . scored 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds with three blocks and two assists at TCU (12-31) . . . scored a career-high 17 pooints and 11 rebounds, adding a pair of blocks and steals vs. Mercer (12-28) . . . missed the entire second half against Oklahoma State and the Arizona State game with an injury . . . put up a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds at Missouri State (11-26), and also made a career-high seven free throws in the game . . . scored 16 points - on 7-of-8 shooting - and seven blocks, adding seven rebounds vs. Western Kentucky (11-17) . . . recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, and had two steals, in the season-opening win over UALR (11-11).
2010-11 -- Played in all 32 games . . . averaged 2.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 11.7 minutes of playing time . . . had 25 blocks to rank fifth among TU freshmen for blocked shots blocks, behind Ben Uzoh (2006-07) and Jack Ingram (2000-01) who tallied 26 in their freshman seasons . . . had 93 rebounds to rank ninth among freshmen in school history . . . posted career-highs of 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting, while adding a pair of blocks in a season-high 19 minutes at SMU (2/19) . . . recorded a career-high and seven rebounds against UAB (1/15) and four blocks at Houston (1/19) . . . also had three blocked shots at UTEP (1/5) and Memphis (2/2) . . . played 10 minutes in his first collegiate game in the season opener, while scoring four points and grabbing two rebounds vs. Appalachian State . . . averaged 3.6 rebounds (43) in his last 12 games and 4.7 points (33) in his final seven games . . .
2009-10 -- Red-shirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Was a two-year letterwinner at Arlington Martin High School . . . was injured most of his senior season . . . averaged 6.1 points and 5.0 rebounds as a junior in his first season on the varsity . . . helped his team post a 19-14 record in 2007-08 . . . had a 13-point, six-rebound performance against Arlington Bowie and a game-high 13 rebounds against Arlington High School as a junior . . . high school coach was Jeff Plemmons.
PERSONAL -- Lists the Dallas Mavericks as his favorite NBA team . . . Amare Stoudemire is his favorite NBA player . . . Tiger Woods is his favorite pro athlete . . . shoe size is 16 . . . his favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird . . . favorite sports movie is Coach Carter . . . favorite game as a child was monopoly . . . lists Will Smith as his favorite actor . . . nickname is Spiderman . . . his older sister, Jeomi, ran track and played basketball as Cornell University . . . majoring petroleum engineering . . . parents are Charles and Gloria Maduka . . . born October 20, 1991 in Fort Worth, Texas.
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