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Michael Olowokandi

1st Round (1): LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

Pacific
Position: Center
Height. 7-1
Weight. 265
High School:
Age: 23
Season
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
totals
G
25
19
33
77
FGM
40
94
309
443
FGA
76
165
508
749
PCT
.526
.570
.608
.591
FTM
20
19
114
153
FTA
36
57
235
328
PCT
.556
.333
.485
.466
REB
84
126
369
579
AVG
3.4
6.6
11.2
7.5
BLK
33
32
95
160
AVG
1.3
1.7
2.9
2.1
AST
4
8
26
38
PTS
100
207
732
1039
AVG
4.0
10.9
22.2
13.5
 
1997-98 Season
  • Big West Conference Player of the Year
  • Led the conference in scoring, rebounding, FG%, and blocked shots
  • National rankings - 18th in scoring, 12th in rebounds, 12th in FG%, and 9th in blocks
  • One of only three players in the country to average 20-plus ppg and 10-plus rebounds
  • Set Pacific single season records for points scored and blocked shots
  • Career high 35 points vs. Boise State 2/26, career high 20 rebounds vs. UC-Irvine 2/21, career high 7 blocks twice
  • 23 points and 10 rebounds vs. Avondre Jones (Fresno St), 26 points and 11 rebounds vs. Tim Young (Stanford), 21 points and 13 rebounds vs. Brian Skinner (Baylor)
  • This is just his third season of organized basketball - came to Pacific from London (please see accompanying articles) - was born April 3, 1975, in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Known as "The Kandi Man"
1996-97 Season (junior)
  • Missed 11 games with knee and ankle injuries
  • Averaged 22.8 minutes - led the Big West in blocked shots
  • Helped lead the Tigers to their first NCAA tournament berth since 1979 (lost in 1st round to St. Joseph's)
1995-96 Season (sophomore)
  • Averaged 10.3 minutes coming off the bench for all 25 appearances
  • Third in the Big West in blocked shots
Career
  • School leader in blocked shots and field goal percentage
  • Will be the first player in school history drafted in the first round, and the first Pacific player drafted since 1987 (Brent Counts, 5th rd, Phoenix)
  • Currently holds two of Great Britain's national school records in the long jump and triple jump


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