· Played nearly five times the number of minutes (354) than he competed in during his freshman campaign.
· Committed only 11 turnovers on the season, or 1.24 for every 40 minutes played.
· Shot over 50 percent from the floor (15/29, 51.7%) and averaged 2.4 rebounds per game in 15 America East contests.
2006-07 Game Highlights:
· (Nov. 11) Earned his first start in the opener at St. Peter’s since starting at Loyola in the fourth game of the ’05-’06 campaign. He recorded career bests in rebounds (seven) and minutes played (31). His previous high in minutes played was 13 vs.
· (Nov. 18) Hit his first collegiate free throw (1/2) at
· (Nov. 21) Scored four points, hitting both field goal attempts vs.
· (Nov. 25) Struggled with fouls vs.
· (Dec. 7) Suffered a sprained ankle in shoot-around practice hours before the game at La Salle... missed three games and returned to play just a few seconds at William & Mary.
· (Jan. 16) Tied his season/career high with six points at
· (Jan. 25) Rejected a career best three shots in the win over UNH.
· (Jan. 28) Played 20 minutes, his most in a league game, and contributed five points and tied a career best with seven rebounds in a win over Binghamton.
· (Feb. 18) Produced another solid effort with six points (2-of-2 fg, 2-of-2 ft) and four rebounds in the win over
· (America East Tournament) Recorded a pair of blocked shots in the win over
2005-06: Produced solid efforts in both of UMBC’s pre-season scrimmages and started the first four games of the season…did not record a point in his first 36 minutes of action...played a season high 13 minutes vs. Towson and recorded his first 2 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot...did not play in five straight games, until a five-minute stint vs. Long Beach State. ..scored his first collegiate points on a first half field goal vs. Navy...scored his first league field goal in a six-minute stint vs. Binghamton and posted UMBC’s final field goal of the season in the America East quarterfinals vs. Albany…played with a great deal more confidence in spring workouts.
Background: A relative newcomer to the sport of basketball, who did not begin competing until age 13…earned three varsity letters at American…averaged 15.0 ppg, 9 rpg, and 1.5 blocks per game as a junior and capped his career by posting 9.0 ppg, 12.0 rpg and 2 rejections per game as a senior…earned Third Team All Dade County accolades in his senior campaign after receiving Honorable Mention honors as a junior…his junior season was highlighted by a 24-point, 8-rebound, 2-block effort in the District 13-6A championship game…the Patriots’ best season in Uwem’s tenure was his sophomore year, when they made it to the state’s Class 6A “Elite Eight”, losing in the regional finals to the #21 team in the nation (Dillard)…a member of the national honor society who graduated in the top 10 percent of his class…brother, Cobb, plays football at Texas Southern University…selected UMBC “because I like the campus atmosphere, the fact that it is an Honors University and the coaching staff and players”…considering a major in Political Science and a career as an FBI agent…full named is Uwemedimo Godwin Eshietedoho…son of Brenda and Cobb Eshietedoho…born December 11, 1986.
Points: 6, 3x, latest vs. Boston Univ., 2-18-07
Field Goals: 3 at Maine, 1-16-07
Free Throws: 4 at Michigan, 11-25-06
Rebounds: 7, 2x, latest vs. Binghamton, 1-28-07
Assists: 1, 2x, latest at Maine, 1-16-07
Blocks: 3 vs. UNH, 1-25-07
Steals: 1, 8x, latest vs. Maine, 2-2-07
Minutes: 31 at St. Peter's, 11-11-06