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Chuma Okeke
Chuma  Okeke

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Westlake

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 230

Position:
F

Experience:
HS

2017-18 (Freshman): A rare talent ... named a top 15 Impact Freshman by Jon Rothstein ... wins without necessarily always having to have the basketball in his hands ... loves the game ... loves to train ... loves to play ... nightmare matchup because he can shoot the ball from the perimeter, can put it on the floor, can score for himself ... plays a lot like Auburn sophomore Danjel Purifoy, but has a little more size ... creative like Purifoy as well ... has a great future in professional basketball.

August 2017 Italy Tour: Only Tiger to average a double-double with 11.0 points, a team-high 12.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks on the four-game Italy Tour ... recorded double-doubles in each of the final three games ... of his team-leading 50 rebounds, 22 were on the offensive glass ... shot 47.2 percent (17-of-36) from the field and 57.9 percent (11-of-19) from the foul line ... incredible performance in the tour’s finale with 10 points and a game-high 20 rebounds with four blocks and four assists vs. Italy All-Stars ... 13 points (6-of-10 fgs), a team-best 11 rebounds, two steals and an assist vs. BC Silute of Lithuania ... 13 points (5-of-11 fgs), 10 rebounds, five steals and two assists vs. Veneto Select ... eight points, nine rebounds, an assist and steal vs. Stella Azzurra. 

2017 USA U19 WORLD CUP TEAM: Invited to the USA Basketball U19 World Cup Training Camp in the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., along with sophomore Austin Wiley in June 2017 ... made the first cut at the tryouts from 27 to 18 ... only Kentucky had more players than Auburn in the 27-player tryout.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Consensus four-star prospect ... MaxPreps All-American selection as a senior in 2016-17 ... ranked 44th nationally by Scout, 48th by ESPN, 55th by Rivals, 56th by 247Sports and 61st by ESPN ... as a junior, led Westlake to the 2016 Georgia Class 6A state championship for the first time since 2002 with a 68-58 overtime win over Pebblebrook ... Westlake trailed by 10 points at the half ... MaxPreps Junior All-America honorable mention selection in 2015-16 ... averaged 24.4 points, 15.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.0 block in only 11.7 minutes per game as a senior in helping Westlake to an 18-11 record overall, 9-1 in the region, under coach Darron Rogers in 2016-17 ... shot 71 percent (137-of-192) from the field, 70.0 percent (14-of-20) from 3-point range and 69.5 percent (132-of-190) from the foul line ... averaged 9.6 offensive rebounds per game ... 35 points and 17 rebounds at the Cancer Research Classic on Jan. 11, 2017 ... 35 points and 24 rebounds in an 89-83 triple overtime loss to Newton in the state playoffs on Feb. 24 ... 36 points, 28 rebounds and 5 assists in 85-76 win over Pebblebrook on Jan. 31 ... 40 points, 20 rebounds and 6 assists in 80-78 overtime win at Pebblebrook on Jan. 13 ... 35 points and 17 rebounds in a 76-73 loss to Gonzaga of Washington, D.C., on Jan. 7 ... 32 points and 18 rebounds in 72-63 victory over Southwest Atlanta Christian on Dec. 3 ... 23 points and 13 rebounds vs. Douglas County on Nov. 17 ... 8 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists in 63-52 win over East Coweta on Jan. 20 ... 26 points and 12 rebounds in 67-63 win at Campbell on Jan. 17 ... 19 points and 23 rebounds in 58-56 loss to Lafayette Christian Academy on Dec. 21 ... 25 points and 17 rebounds in 82-66 win at East Coweta on Dec. 1 ... 26 points and 16 rebounds in 83-46 win vs. North Clayton on Nov. 29 ... 19 points, 17 rebounds and 8 assists vs. Rockdale on Jan. 16 ... averaged 22.7 points and 7.5 rebounds as a sophomore in 2014-15.

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