Aug. 5, 2013
O.D. Anosike confirmed Monday he will begin his professional basketball career with VL Pesaro of the Serie A League in Italy, the country's top-tier club league.
"I'm excited about the opportunity to showcase my talents in one of the top leagues in the world," Anosike said. "Pesaro is a first-class organization and I'm blessed to be a part of it."
Anosike led the nation in rebounding each of the last two seasons, becoming just the second Division I player to do in the last 40 years. He was named to the NABC District 1 First Team and the MAAC Second Team after averaging a team-best 13.3 points and 11.4 rebounds per game in 2012-13.
Anosike was one of just 30 candidates nationally for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award which measures success in completion, the classroom, the community and an individual's character. He represented the United States against international competition in France after the season, and recently earned a spot on the Denver Nuggets summer league team.
Anosike's 1,076 rebounds are the second most in program history, trailing only Ryan Rossiter '11.