Troubled with tendonitis in both knees throughout the season ... dressed for every game at the turn of the second half of the league season ... averaged 6.1 points and 6.1 rebounds over the last seven games of the season ... produced 4.7 points and 4.7 boards for the year (10 gms.) ... dressed and played for the first time D18 against Washington (Md.) College ... produced a bucket and a rebound in the Mids' victor ... alongside defensive stopper Jeff Charles and the offensive output of Laramie Mergerson, the trio was Navy's MVP over the last three games ... earned 15 minutes of action against Ohio (D20), where he produced two points, a season-best three rebounds, and posted his first-career steal ... had one of the best performance of his young career F10 at American ... produced his first double-figure scoring game, leading the Mids with 12 points ... added career highs in field goals (4), free throws (4), rebounds (5) and turnovers (2) ... shot 50 percent from the field and 80 percent from the charity stripe ... followed up with a stronger performance at home against Bucknell (F14) ... broke nearly every career high he had set the game previous at American ... produced a career-high tying 12 points, while posting highs in field goals (5), three-point field goals (1), rebounds (then-6) and assists (3) ... in nine varsity games, had never produced a blocked shot ... swatted five in combined games against Colgate (F20) and Holy Cross (F22) ... against the Crusaders, tied career highs in rebounds (then-6) and assists (3), while blocking a career-high three shots ... scooped up a then career-high seven boards at Lafayette (F26), while grabbing a steal in the contest ... teamed up with Jeff Charles in the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals (M6) to quiet Patriot League Player of the Year Austen Rowland and Jose Olivero, a member of the Patriot League All-Rookie Team ... produced a career-high 11 boards against the Mountain Hawks, including six on the offensive glass ... also recorded a career-high two steals in the contest.
As a Freshman (2002-03)
Spent most of the season as a member of the Mids' JV squad, but emerged in the latter half of the Patriot League season ... averaged just under a point a game, while chipping in 1.6 rebounds an outing ... seven of his nine rebounds were on the offensive glass ... played in seven varsity contests, including seven of the final-nine games ... dressed with the varsity for the first time J31 at Army, however he did not get into the game ... earned his first-two minutes of playing time at Lafayette (F2) ... posted his first-collegiate rebound on Valentine's Day at Bucknell ... grabbed four offensive boards in three minutes of action at Colgate (F21) ... also scored his first-career point, hitting just one of his five free throws ... produced a bucket, while grabbing a career-high tying four rebounds vs. Lafayette (F27) ... dealt out his first assist of the year in the win over the Leopards.
A 2001 graduate of Crowley High School ... a two-year basketball letterwinner ... a member of the 1999 Crowley team that produced a 34-4 record and won the state championship ... garnered first-team all-district honors as a senior ... majoring in economics ... full name is Chika Uchenna Onyekanne (CHEEK-uh ON-ya-CON-eh) ... son of Hyacinth and Bernadette Onyekanne ... born Feb. 12, 1983, in Houston, Texas.