23 O.J. Avworo
Navy MBB vs. George Washington (12-5-10)
Navy vs. Holy Cross MBB Photo Gallery (2-17-10)
Navy Men's Basketball vs. Lehigh (1-14-10)
Navy Men's Basketball vs. Mount St. Mary's (11-28-09)
Navy Men's Basketball vs. Buffalo (Nov. 19, 2009)
Avworo Named to Cousy Award Watch List (Dec. 20, 2010)
Getting to Know ... O.J. Avworo (Oct. 25, 2010)
Avworo Named "Best Playmaker" by Lindy's Magazine (Oct. 19, 2010)
Avworo Named Patriot League Player of the Week (Feb. 8, 2010)
Avworo Tabbed in Preseason Publications (Oct. 14, 2008)
As a Junior
Avworo played in 29 games with 28 starts, missing the Long Island contest because of a hand injury ... ranked third on the team in scoring (8.2 ppg) and led the Patriot League and ranked 14th nationally in asissts (5.83 apg) ... his 169 assists tied for the sixth most in a season in school history ... recorded three double-doubles on the year and was named Patriot League Player of the Week (Feb. 8) after a monster 17-point (career high), 10-assist effort against Bucknell (Feb. 5) ... in the first game against Bucknell, his lay-up high off the glass with a minute left gave Navy a lead it would not give up ... his 13 assists against Holy Cross (Feb. 20) were the most for a Navy player ever in a Patriot League game, while adding 14 points ... dished out at least 10 assists six different times in 2009-10 ... in league games only, averaged 10.2 ppg and 6.4 apg with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.28 (89-to-39) ... scored in double figures eight different times during Patriot League play ... matched his career high with 17 points against Lafayette (Feb. 13), while going 6-of-10 from the field ... his 148 free throw attempts were the seventh most in the Patriot League ... was a candidate for the Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard.
As a Sophomore
Avworo had an immediate impact for the Navy basketball team, starting in all 30 games at point guard and ranking fifth in the Patriot League in assists (3.63 apg) ... he averaged 5.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 3.6 apg on the season ... in games that he led the team in assists, Navy went 10-3 ... Avworo enjoyed playing in Alumni Hall, where he averaged 6.1 ppg, 4.7 apg and 3.1 rpg, compared to 4.3 ppg, 2.6 apg and 3.2 rpg on the road ... scored 12 points and dished out eight assists in a win over Wofford ... had nine assists in the regular-season finale against Colgate ... scored 11 points in the Patriot League Tournament loss to Colgate, making all seven of his free throw attempts ... dished out seven assists in just 22 minutes against nationally-ranked Villanova ... scored eight points with seven rebounds in his first Army-Navy game.
As a Freshman (At Idaho)
Avworo was one of the top freshmen in the Western Athletic Conference, averaging 3.6 ppg, 3.1 apg and 2.6 rpg, while starting 24-of-31 games at the University of Idaho ... was one of four Vandals to play in all 31 games and his 24 starts were the second most on the team ... his 95 assists were tops on the squad and Avworo recorded an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.30 ... ranked second on the squad with 21 steals ... recorded a strong floor game in an overtime loss against Fresno State (Feb. 3) with five points, nine rebounds and eight assists ... dished out eight assists in a loss to Utah State (Feb. 10) ... scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting with five assists and no turnovers while playing all 40 minutes against Idaho State (Dec. 6).
Averaged 10.8 ppg, 11.3 apg, 3.8 rpg and 3.6 spg as a high school senior at Alief Elsik High School ... ended his career as the school's all-time leader in assists (924) ... led the Houston area in assists per game (11.3) and dished out 409 helpers as a senior, leading his team to a 24-8 record ... was the state assist leader as a senior ... was a three-time all-district selection and was a Class 5A honorable mention all-state selection, while leading Alief Elsik High School to an 84-26 record during his four years and a district title ... was team MVP twice ... team went 30-6 during his sophomore year ... ranked by TexasHoops.com as one of the top 24 players in the state as a high school senior.
Full name is Ojevwe Avworo ... made the school's honor roll all four years and was a member of the debate team ... hails from the same high school as musician Beyonce and current Orlando Magic star, Rashard Lewis ... received recruiting interest from Stanford, Rice, Colorado State, SMU and Charlotte, before deciding on Idaho ... majoring in information technology and hopes to service select submarines.
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