Christian Mekowulu

#21 Christian Mekowulu

POS. F
HT. 6-9
WT. 232
YR. So.
HOMETOWN Lagos, Nigeria
PREV. SCHOOL Covenant Christian HS (Ga.)

HONORS
2017-18 OVC Defensive Player of the Year
2017-18 Second Team All-OVC
2017-18 BOXTOROW Second Team All-America
2017-18 NABC Second Team All-District 19
BOXTOROW National Player of the Week (1/29/18)
OVC Player of the Week (1/29/18)
OVC Player of the Week (12/4/17)
OVC Freshman of the Week (1/5/15)
Co-OVC Freshman of the Week (12/1/14)

As a Redshirt Junior, 2017-18 season: Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year – third time in school history TSU has won the award… Second Team All-OVC selection…  Served as team captain for the Tigers… Played in all 30 games and tied for the team lead with 29 starts… Second on the team with 12.7 points per game to go with a team-best 7.9 rebounds per game… Amongst OVC players ranked 17th in scoring (12.7), sixth in rebounding (7.9), 10th in field goal percentage (51.9), 13th in free throw percentage (74.5), second in blocked shots (1.5), fifth in offensive rebounds (2.4), fifth in defensive rebounds (5.5) and 24th in minutes played (29.1)… Recorded 46 blocks, the most for a TSU player since Michael Green finished with 52 blocks in 2010-11… Two-time adidas OVC Player of the Week (12/4/17 and 1/29/18)… BoxToRow National Player of the Week (1/29/18)… Led TSU with seven double-doubles on the year… Had 19 double-digit points and eight double-digit rebound games… Had five games with 20 or more points… Led TSU in scoring 11 times and in rebounding 23 times… Secured a double-double with 16 points and 18 rebounds in 22 minutes versus Fisk (11/28/17)… Played all 40 minutes, posting 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting to go with 15 rebounds and three blocks against Lipscomb (12/2/17)… Registered 14 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 12-of-16 from the free throw line in a win at Alabama State (12/12/17)… In TSU’s near upset at Texas, secured a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds (12/18/17)… Played a season-high 44 minutes, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds at UT Martin (12/28/17)… Went for 20 points versus Tennessee Tech (1/6/18)… Tallied 24 points and six rebounds on the road at SIUE (1/13/18)… Helped TSU pick up a home win over SIUE with 25 points and nine rebounds (1/25/18)… Recorded another double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds against Eastern Illinois (1/27/18)… Put up 18 points and 11 rebounds in a home win over Belmont (2/8/18)… Scored 19 points at Tennessee Tech (2/22/18)… Secured seventh double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 rebounds against Eastern Illinois in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament (2/28/18).

As a Redshirt Sophomore, 2016-17 season: After missing all of previous season due to injury, played in all 30 games with 16 starts as a redshirt sophomore… Started 15 of 16 Ohio Valley Conference regular season games… Averaged 4.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game… Scored in double figures five times… Scored 11 points in a home win over Reinhardt (11/26/16)… Put up 10 points in 10 minutes in a road win at Lipscomb (12/3/16)… Pulled down nine rebounds to go with five points and two assists at NC State (12/10/16)… Shot 4-of-6 from the field for 12 points with five boards in a win over Alabama State (12/14/16)… Had six points and eight rebounds in a home win over Southeast Missouri (1/5/17)… Finished with 12 points, five rebounds and two blocks at SIUE (1/25/17)… Shot 5-of-6 from the field for 12 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double with nine boards at Austin Peay (2/4/17)… In a home win over Morehead State, put up nine points and seven rebounds (2/16/17).

As a Sophomore, 2015-16 season: Missed the 2015-16 season due to injury. 

As a Freshman, 2014-15 season: Played in 26 games with 21 starts during freshman season… Averaged 8.0 points and was second on the team with 5.3 rebounds per game… Played 24.3 minutes per contest… Increased scoring to 8.5 points per game in OVC play... Led the Tigers in free throw attempts (135), shooting 59.3 percent (80-for-135)… Had five games with 10 or more rebounds... Posted eight double-digit scoring games... Made collegiate debut against Saint Peter’s with 13 points and 5 rebounds (11/28)… Scored four points and grabbed 12 rebounds while blocking three shots in second career game against St. Francis Brooklyn (11/29)… Earned Co-OVC Freshman of the Week award after his first week playing… Secured a season-high 13 rebounds at Hampton (12/19)…Scored a then-career-high 16 points at home against Kennesaw State on New Year’s Eve while also grabbing 11 rebounds for his first career double-double (12/31)… Named OVC Freshman of the Week for the second time after combining for 27 points and 13 rebounds total against Kennesaw State and SEMO … Recorded second double-double at SIUE with 12 points and 12 rebounds (1/10).

Covenant Christian Ministries Academy: Team MVP in 2014… Averaged a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds per game as a senior…  Rated as the 14th best forward and 36th best overall player from Georgia according to maxpreps.com.

Personal
Major: Social Science
Son of: Esther and Christian Mekowulu
Birthday: March 17, 1995

  Total 3-Point   Rebounds  
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA PCT FG-FGA PCT FT-FTA PCT Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
2014-15 26-21 631/24.3 64-160 .400 0-0 .000 80-135 .593 39-99 138 5.3 90-5 10 52 18 16 208/8.0
2015-16 Injured
2016-17  30-16 554/18.5 47-94 .500 0-1 .000 45-70 .643 37-75 112 3.7 82-7 11 44 21 16 139/4.6
2017-18 30-29 873/29.1 121-233 .519 2-5 .400 137-184 .745 73-164 237 7.9 95-7 26 73 46 27 381/12.7
TOTAL 86-66 2,058/23.9 232-487 .476 2-6 .333 262-389 .674 149-338 487 5.7 267-19 47 169 85 59 728/8.5