Soko in action with Aries Trikala in 2016
|No. 0 – UCAM Murcia|
February 7, 1991|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
Hampton Roads Academy
(Newport News, Virginia)
|NBA draft||2014 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ovie Soko (born February 7, 1991) is a British professional basketball player for UCAM Murcia of the Liga ACB. Soko played college basketball for the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Duquesne University. He entered the 2014 NBA draft but he was not selected in the draft's two rounds.
High school career
Soko attended at the Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia where he averaged 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.0 blocks per game during his lone season. He led the team field goal percentage (60%) and lead the Bruins to a 23-4 overall mark and district championship (16-2) as a senior As a junior, Soko played at Hampton Roads Academy where he averaged 17.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.
In his freshman season at UAB, Soko played in 28 games with six starts as a true freshman. He averaged 1.5 points and 1.9 rebounds.
In his sophomore season, Soko played in 30 games with 29 starts being one of UAB's most improved players, averaging 9.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He ranked second on the team in rebounding, field goal percentage (.505) and blocked shots (26) and closed the year by averaging 10.9 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting 59.0 percent from the floor (33-of-56) over the Blazers final eight games.
In his junior season, he played in 30 games with 24 starts, averaging 8.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game and led the team with 28 steals tied for second with 51 assists. He also changed from jersey number 32 to number 0 prior to the season.
In his senior season, Soko transferred to Duquesne where he started in all 30 games averaging a team-high 18.4 and 8.0 rebounds per game. He became the first Duquesne player since Bryant McAllister (19.7 ppg. in 2006) and seventh player in Duquesne history to lead the Atlantic 10 in scoring (18.4 ppg.). He was the only Atlantic 10 player ranked in the Top 10 in scoring and rebounding as well as the only forward ranked among the Atlantic 10's top 12 scorers.
On August 24, 2015, he signed with Aries Trikala of Greece for the 2015–16 season. He appeared in 19 games for Aries Trikala, averaging 16.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.9 steals per game. On April 10, he signed a one-month deal with Enel Brindisi of the Serie A.
On August 5, 2016, Soko joined UCAM Murcia of the Liga ACB. During the season, he averaged 6.3 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. On July 1, 2017, he renewed his contract for another season with Murcia. With Murcia, Soko played at the Champions League where he averaged 13 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, and he was named to the Basketball Champions League Star Lineup. On July 11, 2018, Soko re-signed with UCAM Murcia of the Liga ACB.
- Eurobasket.com Player Profile Ovie Soko.
- Sports-Reference.com Player Profile Ovie Soko.
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- "UCAM Murcia signs up British prospect Ovie Soko". 5 August 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
- "Ovie Soko Re-Signs with Murcia for 2017-18". 2 July 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
- "Ovie Soko Earns Place on Basketball Champions League All-First Team". 2 July 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
- "ACB.COM - Ovie Soko seguirá dando músculo a los Tercios del UCAM Murcia CB". www.acb.com (in Spanish). 11 July 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018.