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#23 Tonye Jekiri
Position: Center
Height: 7'0"
Weight: 235
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hialeah, Fla.
High School: Champagnat Catholic
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Tonye Jekiri Game by Game 2012-2013 Tonye Jekiri Game by Game 2012-2013
Tonye Jekiri - 2013-14 Game-by-Game Tonye Jekiri - 2013-14 Game-by-Game
Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
Release: 08/22/2012


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Fast Breaks (2013-2014)


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
TOTAL 67 16 940 14.0 75 160 .469 0 0 .000 36 63 .571 95 140 235 3.5 122 5 26 42 40 28 186 2.8


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