Michael Onyebalu
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Michael  Onyebalu

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Inglewood, Calif.

High School:
Warren HS '13/Middlebrooks Academy

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190

Position:
G

Major:
Communication


03/14/2018

Championship season concludes at Utah in NIT

UC Davis led for most of Wednesday night's Round One game until Utah hit free throws and pulled away late

03/08/2018

Aggies advance to Friday's 6:30 p.m. semifinal

UC Davis defeats UC Riverside for the third time this season, is one step closer to a successful Big West Tournament title defense

03/03/2018

Aggies win Big West championship in double overtime

UC Davis' never-say-die attitude turns five-point deficit with 46 seconds left in overtime into the team's third championship in the last four seasons

03/01/2018

Home win vs. UH sets up winner-take-all situation

UC Davis posts third 20-win season in the last four years with home win vs. Hawai'i, sets up a familiar opportunity in Saturday's 7:30 p.m. game at UC Irvine

02/24/2018

TJ Shorts II hits another game-winner!

Junior guard's layup, with less than a second remaining, keeps UC Davis' title hopes alive entering final week of the season

12/19/2017

UC Davis vs. Nevada (USATSI)

Photos from UC Davis men's basketball vs. Nevada - Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

Michael Onyebalu - Pronunciation

2016-17: Grabbed one rebound in UC Davis’ Big West Tournament title game vs. UC Irvine (3/11)... Earned his first assist of the season vs. UC Riverside (2/11)... Canned a three during his seven minutes played vs. Cal State Fullerton (2/8)... Recorded a rebound in five minutes played at Hawai’i (1/21)... Grabbed two rebounds throughout his eight minutes played at CSUN (1/14)... Canned the second three-point field goal of his career, on his only shot taken in the Aggies’ Big West opener vs. UC Santa Barbara (1/4)... Hit 2 of 3 field goal attempts vs. William Jessup (12/17)... Scored on his only field goal attempt vs. Weber State (11/24)... Recorded one rebound and one steal vs. Holy Names (11/17).

2015-16: Recorded his first collegiate steal vs. Holy Names (1/2)... Named to the starting lineup for the first time in his collegiate career at Seattle (12/28)... Scored two points, both at the line, and recorded one rebound vs. Idaho (12/22)... Posted his first rebound, assist and block during vs. Fresno Pacific (11/18).

2014-15:
Recorded his first Big West basket at UC Irvine (2/5)... Scored seven points, on three field goals and one from three, to record three career highs versus Cal Maritime (1/3)... Made his Aggie debut vs. Utah Valley (11/29).

WARREN HS '13: Earned three varsity letters as a member of Warren High School's boys' basketball team... Averaged 13.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in 2011... Earned all-San Gabriel Valley League honors... The following season, Onyebalu posted per game averages of 17.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists to earn all-San Gabriel Valley League first team accolades... Long Beach Press-Telegram named Onyebalu to its "Dream Team" that year... Named to the school's honor roll for the 2009-10 academic year for maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher, Principal's Honor Roll in 2010-11 for earning a 4.0 GPA throughout the entire year and President's Academic Honor Roll in 2012-13 for recording a GPA higher than 4.0 for the full academic year.

PERSONAL: Born in Inglewood, California... Youngest of Chika and Ike Onyebalu's two children... Older sibling Chika attends Sacramento State... Majoring in communication... Enjoys playing basketball, writing, and spending time with friends and family... Most people are not aware that he likes to sing and dance... STAPLES Center is his favorite facility that he has competed in... His father is his personal hero... Interested in pursuing a career as a real estate broker, investment or stock trader... Often takes a nap, at some point, on game day as a superstition.

Year G-GS FG-FGA/Pct. 3FG-FGA/Pct. FT-FTA/Pct. Rebs. A Blk. Stl. Pts. Avg.
2014-15 4-0 4-7/.571 1-2/.500 0-0/.000 0 0 0 0 9 2.3
2015-16 12-1 1-6/.167 0-2/.000 2-3/.667 4 3 1 1 4 0.3
2016-17 23-0 5-12/.417 2-8/.250 2-4/.500 9 2 0 1 14 0.6
Totals 39-1 10-25/.400 3-12/.250 4-7/.571 13 5 1 2 27 0.7