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Chioma Nkpuechina
Chioma  Nkpuechina

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Anambra, Nigeria

High School:
The Potter's House (Fla.)

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward

11/10/2017

Eastern Shore to open season with Valley Forge, Friday

Hawks will look to returning depth, new faces

11/11/2016

Eaton, Hawks Win Season Opener Versus Cheyney

Sophomore guard’s career night too much for Wolves

02/26/2017

Women's Basketball at Delaware State, 2/25/17

Behind an early barrage of threes, the Hawks lead wire-to-wire and hold off a late Hornet charge to win 79-72, their third straight.

03/09/2017

Women's Basketball vs. Coppin State (03.06.17)

Women's Basketball vs. Coppin State in the MEAC Tournament First Round at the Norfolk Scope Arena.

03/02/2017

Women's Basketball vs. North Carolina Central (02.18.17)

Women's Basketball vs. North Carolina Central inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Randy Stadler)

01/30/2017

Women's Basketball vs. Savannah State (01.30.17)

Women's Basketball vs. Savannah State inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Joey Gardner)

01/17/2017

Women's Basketball vs. Howard (01.14.17)

Women's Basketball versus Howard inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Joey Gardner & Randy Stadler)

12/17/2016

Women's Basketball vs. UNCG (11.29.16)

Women's Basketball versus UNCG inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Randy Stadler)

Batchelor on Nkpuechina: “Chioma is an athletic post player that has a great work ethic. She’s strong, tough, and physical to do all the dirty work. In the words of her high school coach [Tony Bannister], ‘She will be a better college player than in high school.’ I totally agree with his prediction.”

2016-17:
Played 14 games in a reserve role ... in her collegiate debut versus Cheyney (11/11), she recorded five points (season-high) and four boards (season-high) ... grabbed four rebounds at USC-Upstate (12/30) ... tallied two points, a rebound, and block in the home win over North Carolina Central (02/18).

High School/Club:
A letterman in basketball … Named to the Sunshine Independent Athletic Association (SIAA) Second Team … Earned her team’s Most Improved … Guided her squad to a National and State Championship … A 2016 National Honor Society Inductee.

Personal: Born May 20, 1997 in Nigeria … Daughter of Maxwell and Chinyere Nkpuechina ... Host parents are Neal and Lavida-Thomas Richardson ... Host siblings Chinuah and Adia Richardson … Has a sister, Chidimma and two brothers, Chika and Chukwudi … Plans to either play professionally or become an entrepreneur … Pre-game routine/superstition is praying and listening to motivational speech … Most influential person is because of her religious beliefs … Best Advice Received/Saying is “You came a long way from home, be the best God called you to be” …  Favorite Book/Author is Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe … Favorite Movie is Cinderella … Personal best sports moment is delivering the game-blocking shot against National Christian … Personal best non-athletic accomplishment is receiving major accomplishments from high school … Personal athletic goals before the season is becoming a low-post presence … Personal athletic goal before graduating is reaching the NCAA Tournament … Chom Chom left Nigeria and came to the United States to play basketball without having no relatives living in the US.

NKPUECHINA'S CAREER STATISTICS

Total 3-Point FT Rebounds Scoring
Year GP-S Min/Avg fg-a % fg-a % ft-a % O-D tot avg a blk stl Pts-avg
'16-17 14-0 82/5.9 6-20 .300 0-0 - 5-8 .625 10-13 23 1.6 1 3 3 17-1.2
TOTAL 14-0 82/5.9 6-20 .300 21-79 - 5-8 .625 10-13 23 1.6 1 3 3 17-1.2

Career Highs
Points: 5 (vs. Cheyney, Nov. 11, 2016)
Rebounds: 4 (2x, last: at USC-Upstate, Dec. 30, 2016)
Assists: 1 (vs. North Carolina Central, Feb. 18, 2017)
Steals
: 1 (3x, last: at Howard, Feb. 27, 2017)
Blocks: 1 (3x, last: vs. North Carolina Central, Feb. 18, 2017)
Minutes: 9 (2x, last: vs. Savannah State, Jan. 30, 2017)

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