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Francis Aihe
Francis Aihe

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Winter Park, FL.

Last College:
Santa Fe (FL.) C.C.

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 205

Position:
Forward

Experience:
JC

2008-09 (Freshman): Is long, athletic and runs the floor well ... can face the basket and put it on the floor ... a tremendous shot blocker and has great timing ... has the ability to shoot from the perimeter ... very personable.

JUNIOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Averaged 8.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.6 blocks in 20 minutes per game as a sophomore at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Fla., under coach Chris Mowry in 2007-08 ... shot 47 percent from the floor and 66 percent from the free throw line and made five 3-pointers ... third leading scorer on the team ... helped lead Sante Fe to a 21-7 record on a team that played 10 players a game ... scored 21 points and had two blocks in a 75-63 victory over IMG Academy on Jan. 8 ... averaged 3.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game as a freshman in 2006-07 while starting in six games ... shot 44 percent from the field and 67 percent from the foul line ... three-year lettermen at Winter Park High School under coach Matt Hixenbaugh ... led Winter Park High to the Class 6A championship game as a senior in 2005-06 en route to earning honorable mention all-state honors ... averaged 10 points, 10 rebunds and 5 blocks as a senior ... Winter Park won the Orlando City Championship, district championship and region championship ... high school teammates with Jeremiah Rivers, the son of Boston Celtic head coach Doc Rivers, and John Pietkiewicz, the son of former Auburn All-SEC guard Stan Pietkiewicz ... full name is Francis Nosetae (No-see-in-tay) Aihe (Eye--ee) ... born Jan. 28, 1988, in Minneapolis, Minn.... son of Francis Aihe and Chidi Kalu ... signed national letter of intent on May 20, 2008.