#33 Tajudeen Soyoye
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Height / Weight: 6-9 / 236 lbs.
IN JUNIOR COLLEGE — Named first-team JUCO all-American after averaging over 20 points and 10 rebounds a game for Meridian (Miss.) Community College ... Helped lead Eagles to 26-11 record as a sophomore, and 5th-place finish at NJCAA national tournament ... Team also tied for Miss-Lou Conference Championship and won Region 23 ... Was named to NJCAA All-Tournament team, after helping Eagles to 5th-place, the school’s best-ever showing ... Averaged 15 points per game in the national tournament, and led all rebounders ... Led team with 21 points in the 5th-place game, a 74-73 victory over Dixie College of Utah ... Had career highs of 31 points and 16 rebounds, and had a minimum of 15 double-doubles as a sophomore ... Academic honors included Outstanding Physical Science Award from school, and was selected to MCC’s Circle of Excellence ... Averaged 13.2 points and 10.4 rebounds a game as a freshman ... Team went 22-8 that season.