|13 Michel-Ofik Nzege|
Pirates notch eighth straight win over the Spartans
Career Notes: Played his freshman season at Winston-Salem State University ... Sat out the 2013-14 season in accordance with NCAA rules ... Will have three years of eligibility remaining.
As A Freshman At WSSU (2012-13): Named to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) All-Rookie Team ... Helped WSSU to a 21-6 overall record and a 13-3 mark in the NCAA Division II CIAA ... Played in 26 of the Rams' 27 games with 18 starts ... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring (7.6 points) and tied for third in rebounding (3.7 rpg) ... Shot 53.8 percent from the floor ... Averaged 14.5 minutes per game, playing 20 or minutes in eight games ... Scored double figures in nine games ... Grabbed seven or more rebounds in eight games, including a pair of games with nine ... Recorded multiple blocked shots in five games ... Shot 75.0 percent (42-56) from the foul line in the final 17 games of the season after shooting 31.9 percent (6-19) in the first 10 games.
High School: Played his final year of high school basketball at Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, N.C., averaging 25 points and 10 rebounds per game ... Led The Orme School (Ariz.) to the 2011 state championship with a 25-0 record ... Named to the 1A all-state second-team by the Arizona Republic ... Played with the Swiss 18-and-under national team in 2009 and '10 before moving to Arizona ... Led his 17-and-under and 18-and-under teams to Swiss national championships.
Personal: Full name is Michel-Ofik Nzege ... Born Oct. 14, 1992 ... Son of Elise Mutambula ... Has an older sister, Allegra Nzege ... Plans to pursue a degree in criminal justice ... Fluent in French, German and English.