50 - Emmanuel Ndumanya
Emmanuel Ndumanya
Height: 6-9
Weight: 260
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Anambra, Nigeria
High School: Junipero Serra
Position: Center

2013-14 (FR): Will be redshirted this season.

 

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for head coach Dwan Hurt at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, Calif.  … during his career at Junipero Serra he averaged 8 ppg, 10 rpg and 5.6 bpg … team was 26-7 his senior year ... team finished as the runner-up in the Division IV Southern Regional … won the Coaches Award in 2012 … 2013 Defensive Player of the Year … played three years of varsity basketball … on the honor roll twice.

PERSONAL:

Hometown is Anambra, Nigeria ... was born in Enugu, Nigeria ... has six brothers and sisters … parents are the late Edwin ikechukwu Ndumanya and Susan Nwaakaego Ndumanya ... considers Julia Boyer and her family in the US his state-side family as well ... came to the US through the help of Ejike Ugboaja (runs a clinic for players in both the US and Nigeria) ... studying in the Leavey School of Business.

COACH KEATING ON EMMANUEL:

"We are happy to be adding Emmanuel to Santa Clara basketball family.  Obviously he possess a great deal of size, but it's his willingness to learn and improve each and every day is really what is exciting.  He has only played basketball for a short amount of time and his best basketball is ahead of him. We are excited he will be here at Santa Clara." 

WHY SANTA CLARA:

"I chose Santa Clara University because it is a sound Catholic institution.  I am also interested in International Business and I was impressed with the Department chair."