More than 2,500 Conference USA athletes honored
Basketball players commended for efforts in the community
Awards Handed Out At Banquet
Rice Ranks Third In C-USA
2014-15 (Sr.): Played in 29 games, making 19 starts ... averaged 6.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 25.7 minutes per contest ... second on the Owls in assists (60) ... third on the team with 110 total rebounds ... third in blocks (13) ... scored in double-figures five times, including a season-high 16-point effort vs. UTSA (3/4) ... dished out a season-high eight assists vs. WKU (2/7) ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2013-14 (Jr.): Played in all 30 games, making 27 starts ... averaged 5.7 points and 2.3 rebounds while playing 22.5 minutes per game ... scored 19 points while making 7-of-10 from the floor at FAU (Jan. 11) ... put up 15 points in a win over Louisiana Tech (Jan. 15) ... scored in double-figures eight times, including three straight and four of five from Jan. 8-Jan. 22 ... registered a career high three blocks on two occasions, including the regular season finale victory at UAB ... made a season-high seven free throws en route to a 16-point performance vs. UTSA (Feb. 15) ... played a career-high 36 minutes in a win at Tulsa (Feb. 12) ... three times registered five assists in a single game ... Allstate WBCA Good Works Team Candidate ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012-13 (So.): Scored 16 points to lead the team as Rice upset C-USA Champion SMU (Mar. 7) ... Scored 18 points, including six of Rice's last seven points to clinch the game, at UTEP (Feb. 28) ... Seven points, two assists, two steals against Marshall (Feb. 24) ... Five points, four assists, four rebounds at Tulsa (Feb. 17) ... Picked up 10 boards against UAB (Feb. 3) ... Became the first Rice player since 2010-11 with 7+ in three categories with eight assists, nine points, and seven rebounds at Memphis (Jan. 31) ... Nine points against Southern Miss (Jan. 27) ... Made 13 consecutive free throws from Dec. 30 to Jan. 17 ... Scored 13 points with nine rebs and four assists against Tulane (Jan. 17) ... Scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds against Tulsa (Jan. 13) ... Picked up seven points with three rebounds and two assists at No. 24 Texas A&M (Jan. 1) ... Scored five points with four rebounds and three assists against Lamar (Dec. 30) ... Hit the game-winning free throws with 0.1 seconds left against UTSA to give Rice a two-point victory (Dec. 20) ... Scored 12 points with four rebs, two assists and two blocks in 35 minutes of play ... Posted 11 pts with two steals and three assists against Chicago State (Dec. 13) ... Scored five points with a rebound against No. 3 Baylor (Nov. 27) ... Scored five pts with three ast and two rebs at UALR (Nov. 24) ... Scored six pts with two blocks and three rebounds at Texas State (Nov. 20) ... Scored six points with four assists and two rebounds at Tennessee Tech (Nov. 17) ... Scored five pts with five rebs agianst Prairie View A&M (Nov. 9).
2011-12 (Fr.): Made first collegiate appearance, after missing the first nine games with an injury, with 12 minutes of action vs. Texas State... Snared 7 rebounds with 4 points at UAB... Team-high 9 points with 4 rebounds at Tulsa in 22 minutes of action... First career double-double with career-high 13 points and career-high 10 rebounds in win over Tulsa... Scored 7 points with 3 rebounds vs. Houston. Team Most Improved Award
Conference USA Freshman of the Week (Feb. 13)
High School: A 2011 graduate of Martin High School... Played for coach Brooke Brittain... Three-year starter and letterwinner... District 4-5A Defensive MVP... Averaged 14 points and 9 rebounds a game during her senior season as team went 21-13... Averaged 9.9 ppg and 4.5 boards a game in addition to 3.2 assists per game and 2.3 steals per game as a junior... All-District 4-5A First Team pick in 2010... Lettered four years in track and field... District champion in triple jump.
Personal:Full name: Nakachi Komsie Maduka... Born: April 15, 1994... Parents: Charles and Gloria Maduka (two brothers, two sisters)... Brother, Kodi, plays basketball at Tulsa and sister, Jeomi ran track and played basketball at Cornell... College: Brown.
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