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Oluoma Nnamaka #43

nnamaka0222.jpg Position: Forward
Height: 6'7
Weight: 213
Born: September 14, 1978
Hometown: Uppsala, Sweden
High School: Newton H.S.(Newton, KS)/Sallen Basket
Agency: The Neustadt Group

High School Career

Oluoma was the only player under the age of 19 who was a member of the 1997-98 Swedish national team. He also played for the Swedish junior national team. He played for Fyrishov during the 1996-97 season and Sallen Basket the following year. Sallen Basket competed in the A1 league in Sweden. He was the 1996-97 Rookie of the Year in the Swedish Basketball League. His high school team won the Swedish title in 1996-97 and 1997-98. Nnamaka attended Newton High School in Newton, Kan. during the 1995-96 school year and averaged 19.6 points and 11 rebounds that season.

Marquette Career

season GP-GS Min Avg FG-A FG% 3FG-A 3P% FT-A FT% OR DR Reb Avg Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts Avg
1998-99 25-19 597 23.9 57-134 .425 7-24 .292 47- 80 .588 66 58 123 4.9 25 25 15 38 58 168 6.7
1999-00 24-22 718 29.9 71-143 .497 12-34 .353 50- 79 .633 82 79 161 6.7 27 16 9 38 62 204 8.5
2000-01 29-28 850 29.3 92-212 .434 11-40 .275 101-129 .783 66 86 152 5.2 37 14 6 51 72 296 10.2
2001-02 33-33 930 28.2 89-181 .492 9-29 .310 69- 97 .711 73 69 142 4.3 44 30 16 35 85 256 7.8
Totals 111-102 3095 27.9 309-670 .461 39-127 .307 267-385 .694 286 292 578 5.2 133 85 46 162 277 924 8.3

2001-02

Oluoma was named team co-captain.

1999-2000

Oluoma led the team in rebounding (6.7 rpg).

1998-99

- Played in 25 games and started 19 times … A back injury limited his playing time in the early portion of the season … Started the last 15 games of the season … Had eight double-figure scoring games, including season-high 17 versus Louisville (Jan. 13) … Marquette's top rebounder on team-high seven occasions … 52.8% (65 of 123) of his rebounds came off the offensive glass … Posted his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds at Houston (Feb. 27) … His rebounding average (4.9) is sixth highest by a Marquette freshman … 15 blocked shots are tied for the fifth highest mark by a Marquette freshman … Averaged 8.9 points and 5.9 rebounds in C-USA games.

All-Time Marquette Rankings

  • 27th, Rebounds (578)
All-Time Junior Season Rankings
  • 8th, Free Throw Percentage (min. 100 att.) (78.3%)
All-Time Freshman Season Rankings
  • 10th (tied), Free Throws Attempted (80)
  • 5th, Rebounding Average (4.9)
  • 6th (tied), Blocks (15)

Professional Career

YEAR TEAM MIN PTS REB AST TO STL BLK PF FG% 3PT%
2002-03 Telekom Baskets Bonn (Germany, Bundesliga)
2003-04 Telekom Baskets Bonn (Germany, Bundesliga)
2004-05 Telekom Baskets Bonn (Germany, Bundesliga)
2005-06 Upea Capo d'Orlando (Italy, Serie A)
2006-07 Carife Ferrara (Italy, LegADue) - 11.16 .31 .00 .42 .50 .4 - 58.1 41.4
2007-08 Carife Ferrara (Italy, LegADue) 25.5 9.1 7.2 1.3 0.3 2.1 0.3 1.8 59.6 23.7
2008-09 Carife Ferrara (Italy, Serie A) 27.6 5.4 5.0 1.1 1.6 1.6 0.8 2.4 50.5 29.8
2009-10 Carife Ferrara (Italy, Serie A) 23.3 5.2 3.7 0.8 0.1 1.4 0.7 2.6 52.4 28.3
2010-11 Fastweb Junior Casale Monferrato (Italy, LegADue) 24.7 5.8 6.5 0.9 0.8 1.6 0.5 2.8 66.3 25.9
2011-12 Novipiu Casale Monferrato (Italy, LegADue) 24.8 4.3 4.6 0.9 0.3 1.1 0.4 2.6 39.3 44.7

Swedish National Team

Nnamaka was a member of Sweden's national team from 1997-2008. During the 2003 Eurobasket championships, they finished in last place (16th). YouTube - Nnamaka blocks Linas Kleiza's shot during a friendly match with Lithuania, 7/27/07

Personal Notes

Eldest of Jonathan and Ann-Katrin Nnamaka's four children…Sister, Chioma, plays professionally for the WNBA's Atlanta Dream and played collegiately at Georgia Tech


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