Six Green Wave players finish with double-figure scoring totals; Ebomwonyi posts double-double
Jamie Kaplan ties a career high with 20 points as the Green Wave open 2-0 for the fourth-straight season
Duru, Ebomwonyi, Kaplan all post double-doubles in the victory
Senior Grayson claims third-team all-state recognition, sophomore Blagg named honorable-mention
2012-13: Played in 32 games one start as a true freshman...ranked first on the team in free throw percentage (.787), second in blocked shots (18) and fourth in field goal percentage (.427) while averaging 3.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game...scored in double figures three times, including a season-best 12 points after sinking 3-of-5 field goals and all six free throw opportunities vs East Carolina (1/27)...pulled down four or more rebounds six times, including a career-high seven vs Tulsa (2/24)...tallied five multiple-block outings, including a career-best three swats vs Louisiana-Lafayette (12/19)...handed out a career-best two assists vs North Texas (12/22) and in the second round of the WNIT at Arkansas (3/24)...posted a season-high two steals vs Memphis on Jan. 20...off the court, named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Visa Ridge High for coach Mike Martin...named a three-star recruit, earned an 86 scout rating and ranked the No. 39 forward in the nation by ESPN.com...helped lead the Rangers to a combined 66 wins and consecutive trips to the regional finals over her final two years, including a 34-3 overall mark and a perfect 12-0 mark in District 25-4A action as a senior...named to Dazzling Dozen, earned first-team all-district recognition and claimed team Offensive MVP honors each season...tabbed all-state by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and the Texas Girls Coaches Association while claiming District 25-4A MVP and TABC All-Region honors her final two prep seasons...as a senior, averaged 15.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game en route to being named first-team All-Central Texas and Vista Ridge Athlete of the Year...as a junior, named third-team All-Central Texas after averaging 14.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game...as a sophomore, was tabbed District 16-5A Newcomer of the Year after averaging 11.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per outing...also lettered twice in track and field...off the court, was a member of the National Honor Society and Texas Scholars.
Personal: Born Chinwendu Ifesinachi Duru on Dec. 9, 1993, in Owerri, Nigeria...daughter of Ikewueze and Loreta Duru...has one brother, C.J., and one sister, Nneoma...majoring in neuroscience.
Duru's Career Statistics
Points: 12 vs East Carolina (1/27/13)
Field Goals: 4 vs Loyola (1/7/13)
Free Throws: 8 vs Tulsa (2/24/13)
Rebounds: 7 vs Tulsa (2/24/13)
Assists: 2 at Arkansas (3/24/13); 2 vs North Texas (12/22/12)
Steals: 2 vs Memphis (1/20/13)
Blocks: 3 vs Louisiana-Lafayette (12/19/12)
Minutes: 22 vs Tulsa (2/24/13)
Double-Figure Scoring: 3
Double-Figure Rebounds: 0