Chima Moneke
Chima  Moneke


Canberra, Australia

High School:
Lake Ginninderra College

Last College:
Northeast Community College

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 223




Aggies earn numerous top NCAA rankings

UC Davis’ defense leads the way for another season in multiple team and individual categories


UC Davis dominates All-Big West honor roll

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


Aggies win 10th straight against CSUN

UC Davis scores 10 of the game's final 14 points to sweep season series


Aggies extend streak to 19 games with 80-56 win

UC Davis scores 46 points in the first half, turns 24-point halftime lead into another home victory on the program's Alumni Day


Schneider, John lead Aggies to 17th straight home victory

Including TJ Shorts II's seven assists, junior trio posts career highs vs. Long Beach State


UC Davis Men's Basketball at Washington

Images from the UC Davis game at Washington


Kansas 100, UC Davis 62

Photos from No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 UC Davis in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 17, 2017.


UC Davis 67, NC Central 63 (USATSI)

Check out out the USATSI photo gallery from the NCAA First Four game against NC Central.


UC Davis vs. Cal State Fullerton

Big West Tournament - March 10, 2017

Chima Moneke - Pronunciation

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)

2016-17: UC DAVIS' MALE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR... NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BASKETBALL COACHES ALL-DISTRICT AWARD... RILEY WALLACE AWARD WINNER (nation's top Division I transfer)... BIG WEST NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR... ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM... BIG WEST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT MOST VALUABLE PLAYER... BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM... BIG WEST CONFERENCE REBOUND CHAMPION... BIG WEST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK (1/9)... Overall rebound average (9.5 /gm.) was one of nine league-high figures posted in his first season of action at UC Davis; also finished No. 1 in field goals made (192), defensive rebounds (249), defensive rebounds per game (6.9), total rebounds (341), blocks (51) and blocks per game (1.4)... Nobody in the BWC even came close to matching Moneke’s 14 double-doubles, another No. 1 total that nearly matches the combined efforts of the second- and third-ranked players, who ended the year with nine and six respectively... Posted two of the top three single-game rebound totals among all Big West players; including his 18 boards collected vs. Cal Poly, and 17 against Long Beach State, nobody in the league posted more double-figure rebound games (17) than Moneke... Set nine new single-season Division I era program records in his first season at UC Davis: double-doubles, field goals made, total rebounds, offensive rebounds (92), defensive rebounds, rebounds per game, offensive rebounds per game (2.6), defensive rebounds per game (6.9) and blocked shots (51)... Set new all-time single-season records in blocks (51) and free throw attempts (220)... Posted team-high figures in field goal percentage (.527), field goals made (5.3), rebounds, rebound average, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds and blocked shots... Led all Aggies on 8 of 13 shooting, collected nine rebounds and blocked one shot in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional First Round game vs. Kansas (3/17)... Recorded his 14th double-double of the season and led all players with 18 points and 12 rebounds in the Aggies’ First Four game (3/15)... Scored nine points, grabbed a team-high seven rebounds, recorded three of his team’s five shots and earned Big West Conference Tournament honors by helping his team defeat UC Irvine (3/11)... It was his putback that won the game in overtime since it snapped a 64-64 tie vs. Cal State Fullerton (3/10); earned his league-high 12th double-double in the process... Grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds, the second-highest individual total in Big West Tournament history, also matching UC Davis’ Division I-era record, scored 11 points to post his team-high 12th double-double of the season and blocked two shots in the Aggies’ quarterfinal game vs. Cal Poly (3/9)... Recorded two steals, scored 14 points and fell one rebound shy of recording another double-double vs. Hawai’i (3/2)... Earned double-double No. 11 by scoring 18 points, posted 17 rebounds and four assists — both career highs — in the Aggies’ ESPNU game vs. Long Beach State (2/25)... Scored 19 points, on 8 of 13 shooting, recorded six rebounds and blocked two shots vs. CSUN (2/23)... Notched his league-high 11th double-double by finishing with 11 points and 11 rebounds at Cal State Fullerton; nearly responsible for one-third of his team’s rebounds (34 team rebs.) that night... Led all players with 13 rebounds at Long Beach State (2/16), the fifth time this season he collected at least that many in a single game... Blocked a season/career-high three shots, scored 14 points and led all players with seven rebounds vs. Cal State Fullerton (2/8)... Recorded his 11th game with 10 or more rebounds by earning that exact number at UC Santa Barbara (2/4)... Double-double No. 9 was earned at Cal Poly when he finished with a game-high 25 points and 13 rebounds... Recorded his seventh 20-point game of the season by finishing with 22 vs. UC Irvine (1/28)... Set a new Division-I era record by collecting his eighth double-double of the season at Hawai’i (1/21); scored a career-high 26 points and ended his evening with 13 rebounds — both game-high figures... Matched a UC Davis Division I record by earning his seventh double-double when he posted 17 and 11 at UC Riverside (1/12)... Joe Harden (2009-10 season) and Moneke are the only Aggies during the D-I era to record seven double-doubles in a season... Scored double figures for the eight straight game when he finished with 18, on 8 of 11 shooting, vs. Cal Poly (1/7)... Posted his third double-double in as many games, and sixth of the season, by finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. UC Santa Barbara (1/4)... Named Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week (announced on 1/2/17) for recording double-doubles at Seattle U and at home against Utah Valley; shot 56 percent from the floor, averaged 17 points and a team-high 12 rebounds per game throughout the Aggies’ final week of nonconference action... Recorded his second double-double in as many games, and for a league-high fifth time of the season, by scoring 12 points and collecting 12 rebounds vs Utah Valley (12/31)... Earned his league-leading fourth double-double of the season, and 20 and 10 stat line by finishing with 22 points and 12 rebounds — both game highs — at Seattle U (12/28)... Finished in double figures for the fourth straight game by scoring 13 points at Air Force (12/22)... It was all sixes for Moneke vs. William Jessup (12/17): He recorded six field goals, and made six free throws, finished with six rebounds and scored 18 points (a multiple of six, to continue the theme)... Scored 20 or more points for the third time in the last four games by posting 21 points at North Dakota State; connected on a career-high 11 free throws... Became the first Aggie to hit 10 or more free throws since Josh Fox accomplished the feat at UC Irvine (1/7/16)... Led all players with a career-high 24 points (on 10 of 15 shooting) and 10 rebounds at Cal (12/10)... Recorded UC Davis’ first double-double of the season when he finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds, throughout his 22 minutes played, vs. Sacramento State at the Golden 1 Center (11/21)... Led all players with 21 points, on 9 of 11 shooting overall in UC Davis’ home opener vs. Holy Names (11/17); also earned his first career start... Scored 11 points on 4 of 7 shooting at Santa Clara (11/12)... Collected 14 rebounds and scored eight points in his Aggie debut vs. Tennessee State (11/11).

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.

Year G-GS FG-FGA/Pct. 3FG-FGA/Pct. FT-FTA/Pct. Rebs. A Blk. Stl. Pts. Avg.
2016-17 36-33 192-364/.527 0-0/.000 142-220/.645 341 29 51 32 526 14.6
2017-18 21-21 134-260/.515 9-24/.375 110-154/.714 201 22 23 21 387 18.4
Totals 57-54 326-624/.522 9-24/.375 252-374/.674 542 51 74 53 913 16.0