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Tonye Jekiri
Player Profile:
Tonye Jekiri 909795
Position: Center
Height: 7'0"
Weight: 235
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hialeah, Fla.
High School: Champagnat Catholic

ACSMA All-ACC Defensive Team, 2015
Coaches All-ACC Defensive Team, 2015
ACSMA All-ACC Team, H.M., 2015
Gildan Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team, 2014


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Fast Breaks (2013-2014)


As a Junior (2014-15)
Jekiri 2014-15 game-by-game stats Get Acrobat Reader
Final 2015 NCAA rankings: No. 5 total rebounds; No. 20 defensive rebounds per game; No. 21 rebounds per game; No. 43 double doubles; No. 44 offensive rebounds per game; No. 91 total blocks.
Miami Record Book Listings: Career - ACC games only: No. 3: ACC, rebounds, career (337); No. 5: ACC, blocked shots, career (46); Season: No. 2: Games started, season (37); No. 3: Personal fouls, season (114); No. 4: Rebounds, season (366); No. 9: Minutes played, season (1,120); Season - ACC games only: No. 1: ACC, rebounds per game, season (10.9); No. 4: ACC, blocked shots, season (24); No. 7: ACC, minutes played, season (581); No. 9: ACC, field goal percentage, season (.508); Game - ACC games only: No. 1: ACC, rebounds, game (17); No. 2: ACC, blocked shots, game (5); No. 3: ACC, rebounds, game (15 - 5x).
Among ACC players in all games: No. 1 rebounds (9.9); No. 1 defensive rebounds (6.7); No. 4 offensive rebounds (3.2); No. 5 blocked shots (1.4) ... Among ACC players in league games only: No. 1 rebounds (10.9) ... No. 1 defensive rebounds (7.3); No. 2 offensive rebounds (3.6); No. 6 blocked shots (1.3).
Season: Started all 27 games played, missing NIT championship game due to injury ... 11 double-doubles overall, led ACC with nine in league play ... Four straight double-doubles from Feb. 16 to Feb. 25 ... Hit first career 3-point attempt vs. Alabama, 3/21 ... First Miami player to average 10+ rebounds per game in ACC play .. Led ACC with 21 10+-rebound games. Second-most was 14 ... Received second-most votes for ACC most improved player of the year and third-most votes for ACC defensive player of the year ... In ACC games from 2014-15, improved his free throw percentage 18.1 percent, field goal percentage 9.0 percent, points 5.6 per game, rebounds 5.3 per game and blocks 0.5 per game. Also improved double-doubles from one to nine ... Averaged 8.8 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 1.1 assists in 30.3 minutes per game ... Totaled 317 points, 366 rebounds, 51 blocks, 42 assists in 1120 minutes ... Hit 50.0 percent (123-246) from the field, 1.000 (1-1) from three and 72.9 percent (70-96) at the line ... Led team in rebounding 28 games, and tied twice ... Double-digit rebounds in 21 games, 13 times in ACC play ... Scored in double digits 15 times ... Blocked a shot in 24 outings, and the first 10 games ... Multiple blocks in 13 games ... Season highs: 15 vs. Virginia Tech, 2/18; 17 rebounds vs. Clemson, 2/8; 8 assists vs. South Alabama, 11/28; 4 steals at Duke, 1/13; 5 blocked shots, twice, last vs. Clemson, 2/8; 47 minutes at Boston College, 2/16 ... One of two Miami players to start all 18 ACC games ... In ACC play averaged 9.4 points, 10.9 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.7 assists in 32.3 minutes per game ... Averaged a double-double of 10.1 points and 12.0 rebounds after seven league outings ... Totaled 169 points, 196 rebounds, 24 blocks, 14 steals and 13 assists in 581 minutes ... Connected on 50.8 (65-128) from the field and 70.9 percent (39-55) at the line ... In two ACC Tournament games, averaged 10.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in 29.0 minutes ... Shot 50.0 percent (7-14) from the field ... In four NIT games averaged 8.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in 27.5 minutes ... Hit 43.8 percent (14-32) from the field.

As a Sophomore (2013-14)
Jekiri 2013-14 game-by-game statsGet Acrobat Reader
In ACC stats: No. 17 rebounding (6.1).
Played 33 games, starting 16 ... Averaged 4.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.9 blocks, 0.7 assists and 0.6 steals in 21.4 minutes ... Totaled 139 points, 180 rebounds, 29 blocks, 22 assists, 21 steals in 705 minutes ... In ACC play averaged 4.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 22.5 minutes ... Totaled 73 points, 110 rebounds and 16 blocks in 405 minutes ... In two ACC Tournament games averaged 5.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 33.0 minutes ... Totaled 11 points, 21 rebounds and four blocks in 66 minutes ...  Led team in rebounding 10 times ... Recorded first double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds at NC State (3/1) ... Scored in double digits three times ... Grabbed 10+ rebounds three times, 7+ 12 times, including four of last five games ... Recorded multiple blocks in six outings, and three-straight to end season ... Started eight-straight games from 1/5 to 2/ 8 ... Season highs: 15 points at Florida State, 2/10; 13 rebounds at NC State, 3/1; 4 assists vs. Syracuse, 1/25; 2 steals, six times, last at NC State, 3/1; 3 blocked shots, two times, last vs. Wake Forest, 3/8; 37 minutes vs. Virginia Tech, 3/12.

As a Freshman (2012-13)
Jekiri 2012-13 game-by-game statsGet Acrobat Reader
Two blocked shots vs. Pacific tie for second-most by a Cane in an NCAA tournament game ... Averaged 3.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.7 blocks and 10.3 minutes in three NCAA tournament games ... Hit 5-of-10 from the field ... Notched 1.0 points and 1.7 rebounds in 5.7 minutes in the three ACC tournament outings ... Played all 18 ACC games, posting 1.7 points, 1.7 rebounds 0.3 blocks in 6.9 minutes ... Saw time in 34 of 36 total games, averaging 1.4 points and 1.6 rebounds in 6.9 minutes ... 11 blocks were fourth-most on the team ... Hit 51.4 percent (18-of-35) of his shots ... Led (or tied) the Canes in blocks three times ... Season highs: 6 points vs. Pacific; 4 free throws made vs. Virginia Tech; 5 rebounds vs. Pacific; 1 assist four times; 1 steal seven times; 2 blocked shots three times; 16 minutes vs. Pacific.

High School: Rated the 17th-best center in the country by ESPN.com and No. 13 by Scout.com ... Averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks per game as a senior ... Notched 45 points and 20 rebounds in regional semifinals and 18 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks in regional finals ... Led his team to the 2A state title game ... First team 2011-12 Boys Class 2A All-State Team ... First Team All-FHSAA Tournament at state championships ... Orlando Sentinel’s 2011-12 All-Florida boys basketball team ... Averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior with Champagnat, his first year of organized hoops ... Team MVP ... Team captain ... On the AAU circuit, played for Team Breakdown ... Dominated at the Source Hoops Elite Camp and led Team Breakdown to championships in the Breakdown Hoops Festival and the Big Shots Myrtle Beach I ... Can play with his back to the basket or step out for a 10-12-foot shot ... Runs the floor like a guard and has an unstoppable motor.

Personal: Born July 23, 1994 in Nigeria ... Given name is Tonye Frank Jekiri (TAHN-yay Ja-KEER-EE) ... Son of Emilinia and Frank ... Brother to Tammie, Omiebi and Boma ... Majoring in sports administration ... Chose his jersey number 23 because July 23 is his birthday ... Originally from Nigeria, Jekiri moved to South Florida in September 2010 to begin his basketball career ... Previously played soccer ... Chose Miami over considerations from Virginia Tech, Clemson, Florida State, Auburn, Vanderbilt and Alabama ... Jekiri is Larranaga’s second recruit from the state of Florida, joining former Canes PG Shane Larkin from Orlando, Fla.



Tonye Jekiri
Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3A 3Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO B S Pts Avg
12-13 34 0 235 6.9 18 35 .514 0 0 .000 11 20 .550 28 27 55 1.6 35 0 4 11 11 7 47 1.4
13-14 33 16 705 21.4 57 125 .456 0 0 .000 25 43 .581 67 113 180 5.5 87 5 22 31 29 21 139 4.2
14-15 37 37 1120 30.3 123 246 .500 1 1 1.00 70 96 .729 118 248 366 9.9 114 5 42 51 51 21 317 8.6
TOT 104 53 2060 19.8 198 406 .488 1 1 1.00 106 159 .667 213 388 601 5.8 236 10 68 93 91 49 503 4.8


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