Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Vipers Acquire Former Syracuse Star

March 2, 2011 - NBA G League (G League)
Rio Grande Valley Vipers News Release

MCALLEN, TEXAS - The defending NBA Development League champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers announced Wednesday that they have acquired power forward Arinze Onuaku (6-9, 261, Syracuse).

In his final season, Onuaku averaged 10.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 32 games before suffering a season-ending leg injury during the Big East Tournament in March 2010. During that season, Onuaku set a Syracuse single-season record with a .668 shooting percentage (153-for-229). Onuaku finished his career first on the Syracuse all-time list with a .648 field goal percentage (540-for-833). He is also 11th all-time with 148 blocked shots.

His best season came as a red-shirt sophomore when he averaged 12.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 35 games while helping the Orange to the quarterfinals of the NIT.

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College

9 Jon Scheyer PG 6-5 190 Duke

10 Terrel Harris SG 6-5 190 Oklahoma State

11 Jerel McNeal PG 6-3 200 Marquette

15 Patrick Sullivan C 6-9 215 S.E. Louisiana

18 Matt Janning SG 6-4 198 Northeastern

21 Richard Roby SF 6-6 210 Colorado

32 Mouhammad Faye PF 6-10 210 SMU

34 Connor Atchley PF 6-10 225 Texas

41 Arinze Onuaku C 6-9 261 Syracuse

Head Coach Chris Finch (Franklin & Marshall)

Assistant Coaches Paul Mokeski (Kansas)

Jai Steadman (Nebraska)

Johan Roijakkers (ELE College)

Ath. Trainer/Strength & Conditioning Coach Joe Resendez (UT-Pan American)

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