Nwaukoni inks deal with Omonia (Cyprus)

Stephen Nwaukoni NICOSIA, Cyprus – Stephen Nwaukoni (6’8″, 240lbs, Forward, Springfield Gardens, NY, USA, APAA Sports Group) has signed a pro contract with an European Club. He will play for the Omonia Nicosia basketball team under the guidance of head coach Nicolas Papadopoulos. The club plays in the Cyprus Division A.

In the 2014-15 Season,  Stephen made his pro debut with Illiabum of the Portuguese professional league.

After a stellar career at Hofstra University, Nwaukoni was named 2014 All-iBall Pro Combine Second Team while making a strong contribution to the iBall Pro Combine Championship campaign. At iBPL 2014 he averaged just under 10.5 value, 8 points and 10 rebounds per game on a very talented and cohesive unit. According to stats by Maxout he was #1 in both offensive rebounds (5.0) and also finished 8th overall in athletic ability out of the dozens of players that participated. His vertical jump of 32.5″ ranked #13 overall and he placed #7 overall in the multi-directional movement.

Stephen played for the Hofstra Pride  during 3 years of Division I basketball at Hofstra University under the leadership of Joe Mihalich where he averaged 6.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game as a senior.

Some of his other career highlights include:

  • Averaged 6.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 0.6 assistance per game in the last season
  • Career high rebounds (15) against Delaware
  • Career high points (16) against Belmont
  • Ranked #6 in CAA in rebounding with 8.5 per game
  • Earned  GoHofstra Student-Athlete Of The Week in the last season.

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