Chudi Chinweze
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Chudi Chinweze

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Hightower

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 245

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
12/08/1983

Experience:
3L


About Chinweze
Athletic forward who is poised for a big year following a junior season that was cut short due to a knee injury ... Is a postseason honors candidate ... Has had six double-doubles in his career ... Has appeared in 59 games for the Horned Frogs, starting 31 times ... Has reached double figures in scoring on 30 occasions and in rebounds six times.

TCU Career
2004-05 Season

• Played in just eight games his junior campaign after suffering a season-ending injury to his left knee with 3:08 remaining in TCU's game at Kansas on Dec. 9.
• Was off to a stellar start, as he was leading the team in rebounding (6.9 rpg) and ranked third in scoring (11.2 ppg) at the time of his injury.
• Reached double figures in points five times and in rebounds twice through eight games.
• Had a pair of double-doubles, including one as the Horned Frogs defeated Texas Tech, to his credit on the year to give him six for his career.
• Matched a career high with three steals at North Texas on Dec. 4.

2003-04 Season
• Had an impressive sophomore season, ranking third on the team in scoring (10.7) and first in rebounding (4.9).
• Started 20 of 29 games on the year, averaging better than 24 minutes of play per game.
• Became the first sophomore since Damion Walker in 1996-97 to lead TCU in rebounding.
• Bettered his freshman season in every statistical category except for field goal percentage.
• Ranked second in Conference USA in field goal percentage at (.556) 115-for-207.
• Led the team in trips to the free throw line and made 80 of his 131 attempts (.611).
• Reached double figures in scoring 17 times on the year and had two double-digit rebounding efforts.
• Had a homecoming to remember, recording the Frogs' first double-double of the season with 18 points and 12 rebounds at Houston on Jan. 13.
• Also scored on a putback at the buzzer to give TCU a thrilling 55-54 win to snap a 13-game road losing streak.
• Was vital in TCU's upset of No. 10 Louisville, as he posted his second double-double of the year with 13 points and a career-best 13 rebounds.
• Had team highs in points (16) and rebounds (7) at Memphis on Mar. 3.
• Earned his first start of the year against Grambling State on Dec. 29 and started each of the final 20 games of the season.
• Was a perfect 6-for-6 from the field in the season opener against Texas-Arlington on Nov. 22 and tied for the team lead in scoring with 14 points.
• Scored a team-high 18 points in a 62-58 win over North Texas on Dec. 13 after a 10-for-16 performance from the line.
• Iced the victory over the Mean Green by going 3-for-4 from the stripe in the final 44 seconds.
• Recorded 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting to help TCU become just the third team in three years to defeat Marquette on its home court.

2002-03 Season
• Averaged 8.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest as a true freshman.
• Played in 22 games, making 11 starts, and averaged 20.7 minutes per contest.
• Led the team in field goal percentage, making 56.8 percent of his attempts (65-of-115).
• Posted a career-high 28 points and a career-best 13 rebounds against UAB on Feb. 18.
• Was 8-for-11 from the floor and 12-of-18 from the free throw line against the Blazers.
• Had a pair of double-doubles on the season, with his first coming against Grambling State on Dec. 12 (14 points, 10 rebounds).
• Earned the first start of his career against Washington State on Nov. 30 and had 12 points and six rebounds.
• Started nine straight games from Nov. 30 through Jan. 4 before injuring a leg late in the game against Centenary.
• Missed six games on the year due to injury.
• Averaged 12.3 points and 6.3 boards per game while serving as a full-time starter.
• Had a pair of three-game spurts in which he reached double figures.
• Netted his first collegiate 20-point game by scoring 21 in just 19 minutes vs. Centenary on Jan. 4.

High School Career
• Averaged 19 points and 8.7 rebounds per game for Houston Hightower as a senior.
• Helped Hightower to a 34-4 record during the 2001-02 season and a berth in the Class 5A state semifinals.
• Earned first team all-tournament honors, second team all-state and first team all-region accolades as a senior in Class 5A.
• Was a first team all-district honoree following both his senior and junior seasons.
• Was second team all-region as a junior.
• Finished as the squad's top scorer and rebounder in each of his last three seasons at Hightower.
• Named team MVP as a junior and senior.
• Averaged 19 points and seven rebounds per game during his junior season.
• Averaged 14 points per game as a sophomore, earning second team all-district honors in the process.
• Averaged eight points per game as a freshman.
• Coached at Hightower High by Greg Wise.
• Played on the United States' Goodwill Games team in 2002 that won the gold medal.
• Was ranked as the 11th-best player in the state according to TexasHoops.com.
• Listed among the top 100 players in the nation according to Rivals.com.
• Was the first player signed by Neil Dougherty.
• Selected TCU over interest from Miami (Fla.), Oklahoma and Houston.


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