6 Conference Championships • 5 Conference Players of the Year • 20 First-Team All-Conference Selections • 3 Conference Coaches of the Year
2012-13 ORU Men’s Basketball Fact Book
Obi Emegano 6-4 • 215 • Sophomore Guard Edmond, Okla. Memorial HS/Western Illinois Emegano will sit out the 2012-13 season after transferring from Western Illinois. Prior to ORU Named to the 2012 Summit League All-Newcomer team... 2012 Winter/Spring Academic All-Summit League...Played in all 33 games, starting in 31 of them...Averaged 33.3 minutes, 13.1 points, and 3.9 rebounds per game...Had 10-plus points in 22 games...Had 20-plus points in four games...Had one double-double at home against UMKC on 2/15/12 (10 points, 11 rebounds)...One of four players to play 1,000 minutes or more (1,100), and one of five players to average 30.0 minutes per game or more (33.3).
eight years in 2010...Named The Mid-State Conference ‘Player of the Year’ and Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association All-Region selection last year (Class 6A)...Earned Preseason All-State selection by the Daily Oklahoman heading into his senior year...Tabbed Most Valuable Player of the Class 6A state tournament team for his efforts as a senior...Received The Oklahoman’s All-Big City Player of the Year award following his senior season.
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High School Four-year letterwinner at Edmond Memorial...Averaged 17.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals as a junior...Helped the Bulldogs to the program’s first state tournament appearance in
Personal Info Parents: William and Lucia Emegano High School: Memorial HS High School Coach: Shane Cowherd Major: Psychology Also Recruited By: Western Illinois
#3 • Corbin Byford 6-6 • 210 • Freshman Forward Velma Alma, Okla. Velma Alma HS High School Named the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award winner as the state’s top player after scoring 19 points in the OSSAA All-State game ... only the second ORU signee (Caleb Green) to earn the honor ... averaged a double-double in his all four seasons at Velma Alma HS, earning MVP honors for the Stephens County Tournament after recording a triple-double (24 points, 10 rebounds, 10 blocks) ... had more than 2,000 career points, 1,000 career rebounds and 300 blocks in high school ... averaged 23.2 points and 11 rebounds per game leading his team to a 27-1 record
as a senior ... finished with four tournament MVP and two conference MVP honors, and was a 2012 Faith Seven and All-State selection ... also a six-time state champion on the track.
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Parents: Kim and Lyndle Byford High School: Velma Alma HS High School Coach: Kenny Bare Major: Education Also Recruited By: South Dakota, New Mexico, Appalachian State and Lafayette
Information about the 2012-13 ORU Men's Basketball Team