“We are thrilled to welcome Chuma (Okeke) to the team,” said Weltman in a statement.
Okeke played and started in 38 games during the 2018-19 campaign as a sophomore at Auburn University. He led the Tigers in rebounding, steals third in the Southeastern Conference and blocked shots.
He was named to the ‘2019 SEC All-Tournament Team’ and the ‘2019 All-Midwest Regional Team.’
Okeke helped the Tigers reach the ‘2019 NCAA Final Four,’ but sustained a season-ending knee injury during their Sweet Sixteen win against North Carolina.
During that contest, he became the first Auburn player since 2000 and fifth-ever to record 20+ points and 10+ rebounds in a National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament game.
Okeke also played in 72 career games during two seasons, 2017-19, at Auburn University.
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