Men's Basketball

Imoh Silas   34
Imoh Silas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lagos, Nigeria

High School:
Holderness School (N.H.)

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 229

Position:
C


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GENERAL:
  • Athletic big man
  • Big-impact shot blocker
  • Hard-worker who runs the floor well and has improved strength
  • Has shown ability to alter game on both ends of floor
  • Expected to once again be a key contributor

2013-14:
  • Played in all 38 games making 32 starts
  • Led team and ranked fifth in MAAC with 1.7 blocks per game
  • Ranked fourth on team with 4.7 rebounds per game and 15th in MAAC with 2.1 offensive rebounds per game
  • Had career-high 17 points and career-high 14 rebounds and scored game-winning basket in final seconds of win at Cornell (11/22)
  • Posted seven points and 11 rebounds in Senior Day win over Monmouth (3/2)

2012-13:
  • Played in 30 games and made 21 starts
  • Shot team-best 60% (48-80) from the field
  • Averaged 3.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game
  • Grabbed season-high 12 rebounds in overtime win at Navy (11/11)
  • Shot 75% from the field from Jan. 4-Feb. 14, the highest field goal percentage in the nation over that span

2011-12:
  • Sat out academic year in residence per NCAA ruling

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Attended the Holderness School in Plymouth, N.H.
  • A NEPSAC All-New England Class AA Second Team selection as a senior
  • Played for the Expressions Elite travel team

PERSONAL:
  • The son of Okon and Rose Chalokwu Silas
  • Enjoys playing soccer and ping pong in his spare time
  • Chose Siena for its academic programs and the welcoming environment

THE SILAS FILE:

Nickname: Imzy, "E''
Major: Marketing
What I like about coach Patsos: Great man, makes you work hard in everything
Other Siena sports I follow: Volleyball and lacrosse
Player I most relate to on the team: Brett, Evan, and Ryan Oliver
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I'm from Africa
My biggest fan: My family
Best advice I've ever received: "Don't forget where you are from"
If I could meet anyone, it would be: Michael Jordan and LeBron James
My dream job: Play basketball professionally
If I could have any pet, I would have: Baby Lion and tigers
Future Plans: Be successful in life and give back
Favorite sports team: Spurs and Manchester United
Favorite Pro athlete: Tim Duncan and LeBron James

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