42 - Ephraim Ekanem
Ephraim Ekanem
Height: 6-7
Weight: 230
Year: Jr.-TR
Hometown: Chino, Calif.
High School: Ontario Christian
College: /Irvine Valley CC
Position: F

ACADEMIC NOTES: Plans to study health science and become a physical therapist.

PRIOR TO NAU: A transfer from Irvine Valley College…Played for Jerry Hennandez…Averaged 8.3 points and 6.1 rebounds during the 2010-11 season…Was an honorable mention all-Orange Empire Conference selection after starting all 31 of Irvine Valley’s games and helping the Lasers go 23-8 and make the Southern California Playoff Regional finals…Also averaged 9.8 points and 8.3 rebounds and shot 59.3 percent during conference games…Ranked second in the Orange Empire Conference in field goal percentage at 55.2 percent…Scored a season-high 23 points in win at Orange Coast during conference play and had 19 points in a win at Fullerton…Also grabbed a season-best 14 rebounds in an early-season win over Cuyamaca.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Ontario Christian…Played for Scott Brummel…Averaged 11.9 points and 10.3 rebounds as a senior…Played with Durrell Norman at Irvine Valley.

PERSONAL: Born Ephraim I. Ekanem on May 19, 1991 in Los Angeles, Calif.…Son of Patrick and Catherine Ekanem…Has one sister, Doris, and one brother, Marquis.