UC Davis’ defense leads the way for another season in multiple team and individual categories
Aggies earn a league-high six All-Big West Conference awards; Shorts II becomes conference's first-ever Player and Newcomer of the Year winner
UC Davis scores 10 of the game's final 14 points to sweep season series
UC Davis scores 46 points in the first half, turns 24-point halftime lead into another home victory on the program's Alumni Day
Including TJ Shorts II's seven assists, junior trio posts career highs vs. Long Beach State
Images from the UC Davis game at Washington
Photos from No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 UC Davis in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 17, 2017.
Check out out the USATSI photo gallery from the NCAA First Four game against NC Central.
Big West Tournament - March 10, 2017
2017-18: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION... BIG WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK (11/20, 12/4)... LUTE OLSON WATCH LIST (Nation’s top Division I player)... LOU HENSON MID-SEASON WATCH LIST... LOU HENSON WATCH LIST (Nation’s top D-I mid-major player)... PRESEASON ALL-BIG WEST SELECTION... SB NATION PRESEASON BIG WEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR... COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS PRESEASON ALL-MID-MAJOR TEAM... COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS PRESEASON BIG WEST POY... COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS PRESEASON ALL-BIG WEST FIRST TEAM... Team captain... Ended his senior season with the following NCAA national rankings: Double-Doubles - No. 59 (11), Free Throw Attempts - No. 199 (154), Free Throws Made - No. 232 (110)... Graduates from UC Davis with the following Division I era career rankings: Rebound Average - No. 1 (9.5 rpg), Defensive Rebound Average - No. 1 (7.1 rpg)... Blocked Shots Average - No. 1 (1.3), Blocked Shots - No. 2 (74), Scoring Average - No. 2 (16.0 ppg), Total Rebounds - No. 4 (542), Defensive Rebounds - No. 4 (405), Offensive Rebound Average - No. 1 (2.4 rpg), Free Throws Made - No. 5 (252), Field Goal Percentage - No. 7 (.522), Steals Average - No. 9 (0.9), Field Goals Made - No. 10 (326)... Joined the following Division I era single-season lists with his 2017-18 totals, Rebound Average - No. 1 (9.6 rpg), Defensive Rebound Average - No. 1 (7.4), Scoring Average - No. 3 (18.4), Offensive Rebound Average - No. 4 (2.1 rpg), Blocked Shots Average - No. 4 (1.1), Defensive Rebounds - No. 5 (156), Total Rebounds - No. 6 (201), Free Throw Attempts- No. 10 (154)... Scored 21 points, on an efficient 9-for-11 shooting performance, and recorded a game-high six rebounds in only 20 minutes played vs. Cal Poly (1/27)... Earned double-double No. 11, a league high, by finishing with 15 points and 13 rebounds vs. CSUN (1/25)... Averaged 25 points, 10 rebounds, shots 59 pct. overall, 67 pct. from three and 80 pct. at the line throughout the Aggies’ first week of road games at UC Riverside (1/11) and Cal State Fullerton (1/13)... Scored a career-high 29 points, on a career-high 12 made free throws and eight field goals at Cal State Fulllerton... Scored 20 or more points for the sixth time this season when he finished with 21 at UC Riverside... His alley-oop, received from TJ Shorts II with 3:49 left in the game, helped the Aggies finish that game on a 17-8 run; Moneke was responsible for six of those 17 points... Led all players with 13 rebounds, and scored 20 points vs. UC Irvine (1/4)... Also scored a game-high 19 points, on 7 of 10 shooting, and hit 5 of 8 at the line, vs. Holy Names (12/30)... Led all Aggies with 19 points, on six field goals and six free throws, and led all players with 10 rebounds vs. Radford (12/23)... Notched his seventh double-double of the season by finishing with 13 points and a game-high 11 rebounds at San Francisco (12/15)... Only mid-major player to hold averages of 20 points and 10 rebounds (or better) since late November, and throughout the following three weeks... Enters the Aggies’ game at San Francisco as one of seven players in the nation — and the only one from a mid-major program — averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds... Secured the sixth double-double of the year, and 20th of his career when he finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. William Jessup (12/9)... Scored 20 or more points for the fourth time this season, and hit all six free throw attempts vs. Pacific (12/6)... Averaged 18 points and 13.5 rebounds per game throughout a week that led to Moneke capturing his second Big West Player of the Week award of the season... Notched his fifth double-double in the last six games by finishing with 19 and 11 at Washington State (12/2)... Finished with a team-high 17 points and a game-high 16 rebounds vs. Northern Colorado (11/29)... Notched his third 20-point game of the season, and 11th of his career, when he ended with a game-high 23 at Washington (11/26)... Led all players in the Aggies’ Golden 1 Center game vs. Sacramento State (11/21) with 19 points, 15 rebounds, three steals (a career high), six field goals and seven free throws made... Averaged a double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds — No. 1 marks among all Big West players — shot 48 pct. overall, 38 pct. from three and 81 pct at the line throughout the opening week of the Aggies’ season... Tied a career high with four assists, led all Aggies with 18 points and all players with 12 rebounds at Utah Valley (11/18)... Notched his first double-double of the season by finishing with 26 points and 10 rebounds at Pacifc (11/15); his two free throws, scored with four seconds remaining, sealed the win for UC Davis... Set a new career high by scoring 28 points, and tied another by hitting 10 field goals, and finished with a game-high nine rebounds at Northern Colorado (11/13)
2015-16: Named the Big West Conference’s representative at the 2016 NCAA Leadership Forum, a prestigious invitation-only event; he is the first UC Davis men’s basketball player selected in school history... Redshirted his first year at UC Davis.
NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (2013-15): Posted averages of 17 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.3 steals per game as a sophomore... Also shot 57 pct. from the floor that year... As a freshman, Moneke averaged 10.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.1 bpg and 1.2 spg... Earned first team all-region honors both seasons.
LAKE GINNINDERRA COLLEGE '13: Competed on a team that finished his senior season as Australian National School Championship runners-up... Averaged 16 points and 18 rebounds per game in his final year at Lake Ginninderra College... Averaged 18.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game as a junior... Named MVP Team Player at the Australian Schoolboys Championships... In his two seasons competing for LGC, his basketball teams won a collective 35 of 44 games.
PERSONAL: One of Eucharia and Sydney's five children... His brother, Obieze, played basketball at Wingate University... Not many people know that he has lived on five continents... Competing in the NCAA Tournament is his proudest personal accomplishment... Dante Exum, Josh Jackson and Ben Simmons are the best athletes that he has competed against... Leading his team to the NCAA Tournament and playing Division I basketball are his career sports highlights... LeBron James, Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo and Cam Newton are his sports heroes... Non-sports heroes are his parents.
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