CSU honored its four seniors in a post-game ceremony after John GIllon led CSU with 22 points
Emmanuel Omogbo, Antwan Scott and John Gillon each score 18 to lead CSU
Rams to take on the league-leading and MW-undefeated Aztecs in a national broadcast on ESPN2 at 9 pm MT
Antwan Scott with a game-high 23 points while Emmanuel Omogbo adds 11 points and 7 rebounds off the bench
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2016-17 CSU Men's Basketball - CSU Bakersfield (credit: Don Reichert)
2016-17 CSU Men's Basketball - CSU Bakersfield (credit: Abbie Parr)
2016-17 CSU Men's Basketball - Charleston - NIT First Round (credit: Don Reichert)
Mountain West Tournament Championship - March 11, 2017
2016-17 CSU Men's Basketball - San Diego State (credit: Don Reichert)
Finished his CSU career with 28 double-doubles, which is seventh all-time on the MW career list, and his 9.24 rebounds in 69 career games ranks as the fifth-best mark in league annals... Ranks on CSU's top-20 list in career offensive, defensive and total rebounds despite playing just two seasons.
Honored on the NABC District 17 and USBWA All-District First Teams along with the All-Mountain West First Team and MW All-Defensive team... Became the new standard for double-doubles in the Mountain West this season, recording a new league record with 13 during conference play... Set a new school mark for defensive rebounds in a season (272) and ranked second in single-season total rebounds (373)... Recorded 20 double-doubles overall for the season, ranking in the top-20 nationally, setting a new school single-season record and joining the record book as the third-best mark in MW history... Led the conference in rebounding at 10.4 boards per regular season and conference game and ranked 12th in the MW in scoring at 13.6 points a contest... Averaged 30.4 minutes a game in starting all 36 contests... Was also third in league-only field goal percentage, hitting .482 of his shot attempts... Scored a career-high 24 points, with 17 coming in the final half, in the win at San Diego State, Jan. 28... Hit a 3-pointer with 4.1 seconds left for the game-winner over San Diego State, Feb. 25, part of an 11-point, 11-rebound effort... Grabbed a season-best 16 rebounds with 18 points in 29 minutes in the victory over Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 25)... Had 30 games with 10 or more points (five of 20 or more) and 21 with 10-plus rebounds (five of 15 or more)... Led the Rams in scoring on eight occasions and scored in double digits in 22 consecutive games.
Played in the first 33 games of the year, including 29 starts, before an ankle injury sidelined him for the final game of the year… Averaged 10.9 points (third on the team) and a team-best 8.0 rebounds per game… Was named Honorable Mention All-Mountain West by the league’s media after averaging 10.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 24.0 minutes a game in regular-season league play… Had eight double-doubles on the year, with five of them occurring in the last nine games played, and led CSU in rebounding in 14 contests… Had a double-double of 10 points and 13 boards in the MW First Round win over San Jose State (March 9)… Scored a game-high tying 18 points, going 7-of-10 from the field, and added game-high 13 rebounds in the home win over New Mexico (Feb. 23)… Grabbed 19 rebounds in the win over Nevada (Feb. 6), just one off his season high but his best in regulation this year… Posted 10 points and 15 rebounds at Nevada (Feb. 28)... Recorded 13 points and 11 boards against Wyoming (Feb. 20)… Had 15 points and a team season-best 20 rebounds against UTEP (Nov. 28) for his first CSU double-double… Followed it up with 15 points and 11 rebounds versus Long Beach State (Dec. 3)… Recorded 13 points and 14 rebounds at Kansas State (Dec. 19)... Had the third (20) and fourth (19) highest single-game rebounds this season in the Mountain West… Scored in double figures in 22 contests while getting six or more rebounds in 23 games…
Selected as a preseason junior college All-American by the Sporting News, and earned second-team JuCo All-America following the season from the NJCAA...Also selected as the NJCAA All-Star Game MVP in Las Vegas, Nev., and was tabbed as the Texas JuCo Player of the Year and Region V Player of the Year...Played in 29 games with 27 starts for the Texas...Led South Plains College to a 29-7 record, and and a runner-up finish in the NJCAA National Touranment...Ranked first on the team in both scoring and rebounding, pouring in 17.0 points per game to go along with 10.1 rebounds per contest...Shot 60.7 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range, while connecting at a clip of 61.2 percent from the free-throw line...Scored career-highs of 30 points on two occasions, and posted a double-double with a team-leading 21 points, and 10 rebounds in the NJCAA title game...Notched 14 contests with 10 or more rebounds, including a a career-high 18 boards on two occasions.
Helped South Plains College to a 29-6 record, and an appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament quarterfinals as a true freshman in 2013-14...Appeared in 35 games with five starts, averaging 16.2 minutes per contest...Posted 7.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 57.5 percent from the floor.
Attended Princeton Day Academy in Lanham, Md., for one season, graduating in 2013...Also attended Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School...Lettered for four seasons in basketball, and also competed in soccer during his high school career...During his lone season at Princeton Day, averaged 14.2 points per game.
Born in Nigeria and raised in Hyattsville, Md. ...Son of the late Samson and Caroline Omogbo...Has two brothers, Samuel and Gabriel and three sisters, Blessing, Ruth and Christian...Majoring in communications, with a minor in business at Colorado State...Originally committed to Robert Morris out of high school before attending South Plains College in Levelland, Texas ...Chose Colorado State over scholarship offers from East Carolina, La Salle, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana Lafayette, Southern Miss, Towson and Wichita State.
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