Talented inside player who returns to the team after missing the 2010-11 season ... fifth-year player who has worked hard in the weight room ... could be one of the top inside players in the Colonial Athletic Association this season ... needs 17 rebounds to move into Tigers' top ten all-time leaders ... enters season with 146 career blocked shots, third on Tigers' career list ... named to the CAA's All-Defensive team in 2009-10.2010-11: Sat out the 2010-11 season, enabling him to use his final year of eligibility this season.
2009-10: Former walk-on who played his first season as a scholarship player ... appeared in 27 games and started 24 times ... finished the regular season as a CAA "triple crown" winner ... led CAA in rebounding (9.2), field goal percentage (.565) and blocked shots (3.2) ... named to the CAA's All-Defensive Team ... ranked among the Top 10 nationally in blocks and Top 50 in rebounding ... recorded eight "double doubles" to rank third among all CAA players ... Tigers' third-leading scorer with a 9.9 average ... led Tigers to early-season win over UMBC with 17 points and 14 rebounds ... shot eight-for-nine from the floor against UMBC ... had 13 rebounds and four blocked shots against George Washington ... helped Tigers to a win over Hampton with 11 points, three blocks and a career high 18 rebounds ... scored a career high 19 points with five blocks at Morgan State ... had 12 points and six blocks against Bowling Green ... set career high with seven blocked shots at Georgia State ... scored 18 points with eight rebounds against Old Dominion ... had 14 points, ten rebounds and six blocks at Hofstra ... scored 15 points with ten rebounds at James Madison ... helped Tigers to win at Delaware with 12 points and ten rebounds ... grabbed 14 rebounds at Saint Joseph's ... missed back-to-back games in late January with shoulder injury ... scored 15 points with eight rebounds in win at UNC Wilmington ... chipped in 11 points and five rebounds in win over James Madison ... shot five-for-five from floor and scored 15 points with eight rebounds and three blocks in return game against UNCW ... led Tigers to an overtime victory over Georgia State with 12 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots ... scored 16 points with 12 rebounds to lead Tigers to win at William & Mary ... helped Tigers to a win over Delaware in home finale with eight points and eight rebounds ... scored 13 points with eight rebounds in season-ending loss to Old Dominion in CAA Tournament.
2008-09: Played in 32 games and started 20 times ... averaged 4.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game ... ranked second on team with 49 blocked shots ... fifth in CAA in blocks ... made first career start in season opening victory over Navy ... grabbed three rebounds and blocked a shot ... scored six points with eight rebounds in win over Hampton ... had seven points with three blocked shots against Villanova ... helped Tigers win at High Point with eight points and nine rebounds ... had a season high five blocks at Northeastern and at Old Dominion ... Towson's top offensive rebounder most of the season ... collected nine boards in both games against Georgia State ... led Tigers in rebounding in eight of the last 13 games ... averaged 6.3 rebounds and 5.2 points in his last 14 games ... recorded first career "double double" at Old Dominion with career highs 13 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks ... shot .564 from the floor in last 14 games ... missed home game against William & Mary due to an illness.
2007-08: Only freshman on the Tigers' active roster ... logged more playing time as the season progressed ... played 42 total minutes (3.3 mpg) in his first 14 games ... played 181 minutes (12.9 mpg) in his last 14 games ... scored his first college basket on an offensive rebound in the Bucknell game ... made the most of his four minutes on the floor at Temple, scoring six points, registering all of his points on a six-for-six performance at the free throw line ... suffered a concussion in practice just before the Auburn game and did not play against those Tigers ... played 19 minutes against Georgia State and grabbed six rebounds ... also had six rebounds in the rematch at GSU in 17 minutes ... pulled down eight rebounds at Virginia Commonwealth ... did not play in the rematch against William & Mary, ending a string of 13 straight appearances ... played a season high 22 minutes in the home win over Delaware ... contributed four points, five rebounds and three steals against the Blue Hens.
AT PARKDALE H.S.: All-County performer at Parkdale High School ... led the Panthers in scoring (15.5 ppg), rebounding (8.1 rpg) and blocks (7.2 bpg) as a senior ... selected to the Washington, D.C. Metro Showcase All-Tournament team ... also chosen to the Prince George's County All-Star team where he was a starter ... did not start playing basketball until his sophomore year ... began playing basketball at the urging of his older brother, Daniel ... also ran track at Parkdale, turning in a 58.0 in the 400 meter run ... played tennis (doubles) in his senior year for the Panthers.
BACKGROUND: Surname is Robert O. Nwankwo ... has one older brother who is attending Towson ... has two younger sisters ... father is a graduate of Arkansas Pine Bluff who played football ... mother is a registered nurse who attended school in Nigeria ... spent three years living in Nigeria with his brother where they played soccer instead of basketball ... multi-lingual person who speaks conversational French and Igbo, a national language of Nigeria ... played the drums in high school ... most memorable experience to date was scoring a buzzer beater that downed a previously unbeaten High Point team ... born on July 22, 1989 ... son of Daniel and Gloria Nwankwo ... major is Psychology.