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Buchi Awaji
Buchi  Awaji

Graduate Student

Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
Loyola HS

Last College:
Kansas State

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185



Southern Miss vs. UCF

Southern Miss vs. UCF


Southern Miss Defeats Rice, 66-50

The Golden Eagles improve to 15-9; 5-5 in C-USA.

Kansas State (2008-09): Played under head coach Frank Martin ... Saw action in 25 of 34 games, all coming off the bench ... Averaged 4.0 points and 1.9 rebounds ... Grabbed four rebounds against Oregon in the Big 12/Pac-10 Challenge (12/7) ... Scored four points against Gardner-Webb (12/14) ... Scored 11 points, while pulling down four rebounds and recording three assists in 21 minutes versus Idaho State (1/3) ... Recorded 10 points and three rebounds against Chicago State (1/5) ... Led the squad with nine rebounds in victory over Nebraska (2/28) ... Had a season-high 1 points against North Carolina Central (2/17) ... Scored seven points in KSU's first round NIT victory over Illinois State (3/18.

Citrus College (2006-08): A two-year letterman at Citrus College in Covina, Calif. ... Helped the Fighting Owls to a 35-1 overall record and to their first-ever California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championship as well as the Western South Conference title as a sophomore in 2007-08... Rated as the No. 32 player in the junior college ranks by Selected first team all-state and co-most valuable player of the Western South Conference along with teammate Darren Moore... Tallied 1,021 points during his two-year stint at Citrus, becoming the first player under Rick Croy to top the 1,000-point plateau in a career... Connected on 48.8 percent of his field goals (373-of-764) in his two-year career, including 36.1 percent (103-of-285) from 3-point range... Named most valuable player of the state tournament as a senior after averaging 12.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists during the team's three-game championship run... Collected double-doubles in the final two games, including 14 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in 72-67 win over Fullerton in the title contest... The only player to start all 36 games... Averaged 16.5 points on 54.9 percent shooting (219-of-399), including 40 percent from 3-point range (58-of-145), with 4.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 26.6 minutes per game in 2007-08... Ranked in the top-5 in nearly every team category, including first in scoring, field goals made and attempted, 3-point field goals and minutes... Also second in field goal percentage, free throws made (99) and attempted (138) and rebounding... Led the team in scoring in 17 games and in rebounding on seven occasions... Scored in double figures in 31 of 36 games, including 12 20-point contests... Poured in a career-high 31 points on 9-of-15 shooting in a 115-110 overtime win over Bakersfield College (12/30/07)... Posted a career-best 13 rebounds in the semifinal win over L.A. Trade Tech (3/15/08)... Saw action in all 34 games as a freshman in 2006-07, including 19 starts... Helped the Owls to a 21-13 overall record and a third-place finish in the Western South Conference with a 7-5 mark... Averaged 12.5 points on 42.2 percent shooting (154-of-365), including 32.1 percent from 3-point range (45-of-140), with 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 19.9 minutes per game in 2006-07... Ranked among the top-5 in most categories, including first in steals and second in both scoring and rebounding... Coached by Rick Croy.

Florida International (2005-06): Redshirted at Florida International in Miami, Fla. ... Coached by Sergio Rouco.

High school: A four-year letterman at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Named first team all-state as a senior in 2004-05 as well as second team all-state as a junior in 2003-04... Twice selected as team most valuable player as both a junior and senior... Averaged 23 points, 4 assists and 4 steal per game as a senior... Helped the Cubs to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) title as a sophomore... Coached by Jim Williamson.

Personal: Son of Clement and Chibogwa Awaji ... Graduated from Kansas State in May ... Currently getting his Master's degree in sport coaching education ... Born October 5, 1987.

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