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PSU Men’s Basketball player earns All-Little East Conference recognition

PSU Men’s Basketball player earns All-Little East Conference recognition

Nwokeji named to First Team and All-Defensive Team for Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The senior captain of the Plymouth State University men's basketball team was recognized for his outstanding season Tuesday with two big honors from the Little East Conference.

            Senior Uche Nwokeji (Lynn, Mass.) was named to the LEC All-Conference First Team for 2015-16, as well as the LEC All-Defensive Team. He was a key player on a Panther squad that finished with a 15-11 overall record, the most wins for the team since 2009-10.

            A 6'4" post player, Nwokeji started every games this season and averaged 15.6 points and 8.8 rebounds, including 17.5 points and 9.5 boards in conference games. He shot 57.2 percent from the field, and scored in double figures in all but four games. The Panther power forward finished with eight double-doubles, including six games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds. Nwokeji ranked eighth in the LEC in scoring, fourth in rebounding and second in field goal percentage.

            Nwokeji improved his scoring totals every season at PSU, averaging 6.8 points as a freshman, 7.8 points as a sophomore, 8.3 points as a junior, and 15.6 points this season. He reached the 1,000-point milestone in PSU's final game, finishing with 1,003 points to become the 27th member of PSU's 1,000-point club.

            The Panthers finished 15-11 overall and 6-8 in conference play under fifth-year head coach Andrew Novick, and were eliminated from the Little East Tournament with a quarterfinal loss at eventual champion Keene State College, 84-78.

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