#21 Christian Mekowulu
|PREV. SCHOOL||Covenant Christian HS (Ga.)|
OVC Player of the Week (12/4/17)
OVC Freshman of the Week (1/5/15)
Co-OVC Freshman of the Week (12/1/14)
As a Redshirt Sophomore, 2016-17 season: After missing all of previous season due to injury, played in all 30 games with 16 starts as a redshirt sophomore… Started 15 of 16 Ohio Valley Conference regular season games… Averaged 4.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game… Scored in double figures five times… Scored 11 points in a home win over Reinhardt (11/26/16)… Put up 10 points in 10 minutes in a road win at Lipscomb (12/3/16)… Pulled down nine rebounds to go with five points and two assists at NC State (12/10/16)… Shot 4-of-6 from the field for 12 points with five boards in a win over Alabama State (12/14/16)… Had six points and eight rebounds in a home win over Southeast Missouri (1/5/17)… Finished with 12 points, five rebounds and two blocks at SIUE (1/25/17)… Shot 5-of-6 from the field for 12 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double with nine boards at Austin Peay (2/4/17)… In a home win over Morehead State, put up nine points and seven rebounds (2/16/17).
As a Sophomore, 2015-16 season: Missed the 2015-16 season while recovering from knee surgery.
As a Freshman, 2014-15 season: Played in 26 games with 21 starts during freshman season… Averaged 8.0 points and was second on the team with 5.3 rebounds per game… Played 24.3 minutes per contest… Increased scoring to 8.5 points per game in OVC play... Led the Tigers in free throw attempts (135), shooting 59.3 percent (80-for-135)… Had five games with 10 or more rebounds... Posted eight double-digit scoring games... Made collegiate debut against Saint Peter’s with 13 points and 5 rebounds (11/28)… Scored four points and grabbed 12 rebounds while blocking three shots in second career game against St. Francis Brooklyn (11/29)… Earned Co-OVC Freshman of the Week award after his first week playing… Secured a season-high 13 rebounds at Hampton (12/19)…Scored a then-career-high 16 points at home against Kennesaw State on New Year’s Eve while also grabbing 11 rebounds for his first career double-double (12/31)… Named OVC Freshman of the Week for the second time after combining for 27 points and 13 rebounds total against Kennesaw State and SEMO … Recorded second double-double at SIUE with 12 points and 12 rebounds (1/10).
Covenant Christian Ministries Academy: Team MVP in 2014… Averaged a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds per game as a senior… Rated as the 14th best forward and 36th best overall player from Georgia according to maxpreps.com.
Major: Social Science
Son of: Esther and Christian Mekowulu
Birthday: March 17, 1995