Concluded his playing career at Rice as the school's all-time leader in games played ... played in 124 games over four-year career breaking the old mark of 121 set by Michael Harris (2001-05) and equaled by Morris Almond (2003-07) ... started 40 games during career ... scored 542 points and had 376 rebounds during career (4.4 points per game and 3.0 rebounds a contest) ... finished career as a 50 percent shooter (221-442) ... 192 of his 376 career rebounds came on the offensive glass ... over the last two seasons had 48 offensive rebounds lead to second-chance points ... scored 90 second-chance points over the last two years.
Averaged 4.4 points and 2.1 rebounds as a senior ... 18 of his 32 offensive rebounds led to second-chance points ... scored 34, second-chance points this season for the Owls ... shot 51.5 percent from the field during the year ... began his senior year with a 4-for-4 shooting performance against St. Thomas ... scored 11 points in the game ... was 4-for-5 from the field on the road at North Texas where he scored nine points ... UNT game was the third time he had a season-high six rebounds ... also had six boards in each of the Owls' first two games ... all three of his offensive rebounds against LSU led to second-chance points in a 74-68 victory ... had a huge hustle play late in the first half of the LSU game when he grabbed an offensive rebound that reset the shot clock and later led to a field goal ... scored a season-high 12 points at Tulsa ... was 4-for-7 from the field at TU with three of his baskets coming on dunks ... moved into the starting lineup against Southern Miss and had five points and a steal ... was 2-for-2 from the field against SMU and averaged five points per contest in a two-game, week-long home stand for the Owls which also included a victory over Houston ... was 2-for-3 from the field in road game at UAB with two of his points coming off an offensive rebound ... was perfect from the field, going 3-for-3 and scoring six points at Marshall ... provided a defensive spark off the bench against Memphis, setting a new career high with four steals and tying another standard with three blocks ... got out and swatted away a three-pointer, then at the other end of the court finished off a transition possession with a short jumper that gave Rice a double-digit lead the Owls would not relinquish against the U of M ... after starting his final home game (vs. Tulsa on March 2nd), established new record for games played at Rice with his 122nd career appearance coming on the road at Houston ... scored four points and had two rebounds iin final regular-season game of the year against the Cougars ... went on to play in two more games at the Conference USA Championship, scoring six points and grabbing three rebounds in the Owls' quarterfinal game against Tulsa.
Closed out junior year by averaging 11 points and 8.2 rebounds over the Owls' last four games of the season ... for the year averaged 4.5 points and 3.8 rebounds ... 72 of his 117 rebounds came on the offensive glass ... 30 of his 72 offensive boards led to second-chance points ... scored 56 second-chance points during the season ... began the year with a 10-point, seven-rebound effort against Sacramento State ... was 5-for-5 from the field and also had two assists against the Hornets ... for the three-game Rice Basketball Challenge which also included contests against South Alabama and Houston Baptist, averaged 8.0 points and 4.7 rebounds ... was 6-for-9 from the field en route to a 12-point game against Texas ... scoring output against the Longhorns was a career mark early in the year ... also had three rebounds and a blocked shot against Texas ... had a career-high three steals in the Owls' win over Santa Clara ... against preseason conference favorite Tulsa had a key offensive rebound and putback to cut a Golden Hurricane lead to one possession during a last-minute rally that would fall short ... came off the bench to score six points in home game against East Carolina ... had three offensive rebounds with two leading to second-chance points for the Owls ... scored four of the Owls' first five baskets to start the second half of the UTEP game played in El Paso ... finished with 10 points against the Miners ... off the bench scored a career-high 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, another career mark, in the Owls' road game at Houston ... was 6-for-12 from the field, 2-for-2 from the line and blocked a shot in Hofheinz Pavilion ... in regular-season finale against UCF, finished with eight points and eight rebounds ... was 4-for-6 from the field against the Knights ... six of his eight rebounds were offensive boards and two led to second-chance points ... in final game of the year, posted a 12-point, seven-rebound effort against host Tulsa at the GMC Sierra Conference USA Championship ... was 6-for-9 form the field and equaled a career high with three blocks in the 73-62 loss to the Golden Hurricane.
Started 15 games during sophomore season and averaged 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds ... shot 53.6 percent from the field (59-of-110) ... drew a team-high 11 charges during the season ... also blocked 12 shots during the year ... played seven minutes off the bench in the season-opener against Portland State ... was 2-for-2 from the field, finishing with four points and grabbing two rebounds in opener ... scored four points and had four rebounds in 12 minutes of action off the bench against Cal Poly at the Basketball Travelers Invitational ... scored four points and had an early-season high six rebounds at Texas ... was 2-for-3 from the field against the Longhorns ... scored 10 points by halftime en route to a career-high 12-point game at Duquesne ... was 3-for-6 from the field and also made 6-of-7 free throws ... all three of his field goals were dunks as he finished with six points and pulled down seven rebounds against UALR ... went 3-for-3 from the field against Texas State during third start of the season ... was 3-for-5 from the field, scoring seven points at Richmond ... also blocked two shots in the loss to the Spiders.
In Conference USA opener at Tulane, scored four points and pulled down a season-high eight rebounds ... scored seven points, including a 5-for-6 performance at the free throw line, and had three rebounds and a steal in 10 minutes of play at home against UCF ... scored seven points for the third straight game when the Owls traveled to Memphis ... in a road win at UCF, connected on two, 15-foot jumpers and finished with five points, three rebounds and a block ... over the Owls' final seven games of the season shot 65 percent from the field (15-of-23).
In his rookie season, became the Owls' sixth man, coming off the bench first a total of 11 times ... played in all 30 games as a true freshman and averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds for Rice ... was the team's leading shooter from the field, connecting on 46.3 percent of his shots ... started seven games during the year ... scored 81 of his 121 points off the bench ... after scoring six points against Duquesne, had five points and four rebounds in first start against Richmond ... despite playing just 11 minutes at Texas State, was 4-for-5 from the field to finish with eight points and also had three rebounds against the Bobcats ... registered six rebounds, including five offensive boards, as Rice outrebounded TCU 48-20 in a 70-65 win ... also scored seven points in the home game against the Horned Frogs ... had two of his strongest games of the year against UCF ... at home in February, registered a career-high 11 points and 12 rebounds against UCF for his lone double-double of the year ... was 3-for-7 from the field against the Knights and knocked down a career high 5-of-6 free throws ... his 12 rebounds in the first meeting against UCF doubled his previous career high ... he also played a career-high 30 minutes in the game ... at UCF two weeks later scored eight points and had five rebounds ... only other double-digit scoring night came in Conference USA opener when he scored 10 points against Marshall ... was 5-for-8 from the field against the Thundering Herd, finishing with three, second-chance baskets along with five rebounds ... garnered his first start just three games into his career at Rice (against Richmond) and started five straight games later in the year including on the road at Oklahoma as well as the Owls' first four Conference USA games.
The Lawrenceville School
At The Lawrenceville School, averaged 14 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocks for coach Ron Kane, in addition to producing two triple-double games ... named second-team all-prep by the Trenton Times and the Trentonian and was selected to the All-Middle Atlantic Prep League team as the Big Red posted an 18-11 overall record ... the prep school is best known as the one attended by Joakim Noah, of the two-time national champion Florida Gators ... as a senior in 2006, at the United Nations International School in New York City, averaged 27 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks as he was named athlete of the year and league MVP ... two-time all-conference selection and also competed for the NYC Jaguars in AAU competition.
Born Oct. 19, 1989, in Benin City, Nigeria ... son of Suleiman and Igho Patricia Braimoh ... Civil Engineering major.
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