Photos from Siena's season-opening game against Vermont at Times Union Center
GENERAL: Preseason MAAC First Team...Academic All-America candidate...The top returning post player in the MAAC...True student athlete who plays with great energy...Tremendous rebounder...Possesses high basketball IQ and great hands... Exceptional vision for a big man...Solid low post moves...Long and rangy...Perfectly suited for Siena's up-tempo style offense...Consistent and powerful finisher...Good at facing up and taking defender off the dribble...Improved free throw shooter.
2011-12: Led nation in rebounding (12.5 rpg)...First Team All-MAAC...First Team NABC All-District...National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court selection...Named to Lou Henson (Mid-Major) All American Team...Featured in NCAA Final Four program...Streak of 17 consecutive double-doubles from Nov. 21 - Feb. 3 was the longest in program history, and second longest in Division I in last 15 years...Named Leo Dufort Student Athlete of the Month (January) and MAAC Student Athlete of the Week (Nov. 20) after posting 3.75 GPA for fall semester...Led team and ranked ninth in MAAC in scoring (15.0 ppg)...Fourth in MAAC with 36.8 mpg...Finished season with 23 double-doubles...His 22 rebounds at Fairfield (2/5) were most by a Siena player in 24 years (Nelson Richardson v. Drexel - 2/20/78)...Had 27 points and 14 rebounds in home win over Niagara (1/8)...Scored 20 points or more eight times, and had double-digit rebounds in 27 of 31 games played...Two-time MAAC Player of the Week (1/2, 1/31)...ECAC Player of the Week (1/31) after averaging 20 points, 15 rebounds and shooting 59% from the field in three MAAC games.
2010-11: One of four players to appear in all 31 games, making 30 starts...Averaged 8.9 points per game, and was second on the team with 6.8 rebounds per contest...Led the team with .494 field-goal percentage, shooting better than .600 in 11 games...Recorded five double-doubles...Scored career-high 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting in win over Manhattan (2/4)...Pulled down career-high 16 rebounds in win over Niagara (1/30), also tallying 15 points and three steals...Had career-high four steals in regular season finale against Marist (2/27)...Tied career-high with three blocks at Fairfield (2/25).
2009-10: One of four players to appear in all 34 games...Averaged 2.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game...Shot 51% from the field...Grabbed season-high 10 rebounds in win over Delaware (11/24)...Had six points and nine rebounds in home win over Niagara (1/9)...Scored six points and grabbed five rebounds making 3-4 field goals in loss at Niagara (2/12)...Had five rebounds or more 11 times and five points or more nine times.
BEFORE SIENA: Participated in the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic and the 2009 Unity Games...Played for head coach Charlie Driscoll at Saint Peter's Boys...Averaged 17.8 points per game as a senior while posting 11 20-point games and helping St. Peter's to a 19-8 record and a 15-1 mark on Staten Island...Averaged 24.6 points and 17.3 rebounds per game in the SISHL Tournament, guiding St. Peter's to an Island CHSAA Division Title and a third straight SIHSL Tournament Championship...Recipient of the 61st annual Warren Jaques Award...Played for the N.J. Shoreshots and N.Y. Panthers AAU teams.
PERSONAL: Given first name is Oderah...Born January 3, 1991...The son of Ben and Ngozi Anosike...Older sister, Nicky, is a center on the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx and was named the 2008 NCAA Woman of the Year...Has six additional siblings: Nneoma, Rotanna, Ikenna, Ifesinachi, Anulika and Ejimofor...Also recruited by Villanova, Rutgers, St. John's, Davidson, Manhattan and several other Division I schools...A political science major at Siena.
The OD Anosike File
Major: Economics Twitter Handle: @Anosike_1 What I like most about Siena College is: The excellent academic tradition What I like most about Siena basketball is: The unconditional support My best Siena Basketball moment has been: Winning the MAAC Championship What I like most about Coach Buonaguro is: His unparalleled will to win My hidden talent is: I can read in the car and not get carsick My hobbies are: Reading, listening to music, and shopping My biggest fear is: Losing my IPhone If I were an animal, I would be: A cheetah
Class at Siena: History of Economic Doctrines Spot on Campus: Gym Professional Athlete: My sister, Nicky Anosike Announcer: Jay Bilas Person to follow on Twitter: Peter Griffin