Ovie Soko

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Ovie Soko
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Soko in action with Aries Trikala in 2016
No. 0 – UCAM Murcia
Position Small forward
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1991-02-07) February 7, 1991 (age 27)
London, England
Nationality British
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Bethel
(Hampton, Virginia)
Hampton Roads Academy
(Newport News, Virginia)
College
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2015 Boulazac Dordogne
2015–2016 Trikala Aries
2016 Enel Brindisi
2016–present UCAM Murcia
Career highlights and awards

Ovie Soko (born February 7, 1991)[1] 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[edit]

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.

College career[edit]

UAB[edit]

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.

Duquesne[edit]

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.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Soko went undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft. On August 3, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Boulazac Dordogneof the LNB Pro B.[3]

On August 24, 2015, he signed with Aries Trikala of Greece for the 2015–16 season.[4] 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.[5]

On August 5, 2016, Soko joined UCAM Murcia of the Liga ACB.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8] On July 11, 2018, Soko re-signed with UCAM Murcia of the Liga ACB.[9]

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