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35 - Agunwa Okolie
Agunwa Okolie
Height: 6-8
Weight: 205
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Ajax, Ont.
High School: Archbishop Denis O'Connor High
Position: Guard/Forward

Team Canada:
Helped the Canadian Men's Junior National Team to a sixth-place finish at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships, its highest ever finish in the tournament ... Averaged 2.7 ppg and 2.7 rpg at the FIBA U19 World Championships, including a 13 point, six rebound effort against Team USA.

Freshman (2012-13):
Played in 22 games, starting one ... Named preseason Ivy League Newcomer of the Year by Rivals.com ... Tallied career-high 11 points, making five baskets, against Manhattan (Nov. 16) ... Scored 11 points and grabbed a career-best seven rebounds against Fordham (Dec. 1) ... Blocked two shots and had six points at Boston College (Dec. 4) ... Grabbed six boards vs. Rice (Jan. 5).

Background:
Played three years of varsity basketball at Denis O’Connor High ... Also the captain of the varsity basketball team all three years ... Named Ontario Basketball Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012 ... Awarded the Denis O’Connor Male Athlete of the Year in 2012 ... Named the basketball team MVP in 2012 ... Helped team to win silver in the Lake Ontario Secondary School Association (LOSSA) division in 2011 and 2012 ... Won the Ajax Invitational Championship in 2012 ... Won gold with the U-17 Ontario Team at the 2011 National Championships ... Won gold at the Ontario Cup Division One in 2011... Selected as U-17 All-Canadian first team All-Star in 2010 ... Won silver with the U-17 Ontario team in 2010 ... Recipient of the 2010 James Rose Award,  given to athletes that are members of Team Ontario and uphold the finest qualities of sport in their pursuit of athletic excellence ... Named MVP at St. David’s basketball in 2009 and 2010 ... Won the 2009 National Championship with the U-15 Ontario team ... Earned honor roll status all four years of high school ... Worked as coach’s assistant for the junior boy’s team in 2011 and 2012 ... Part of the 2010 Harmony Movement: Leadership in Diversity… A peer tutor from 2010-12 ... Also enjoys books, music, and movies.

Agunwa Okolie with Timothy McCarthy '93, Lecturer on History and Literature and Adjunct Lecturer on Public Policy, at his office in the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Dr. McCarthy, Director of the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, is also a former Harvard Basketball player.