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Ben Emelogu
Ben Emelogu

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Grand Prairie, Texas

High School:
South Grand Prairie

Last College:
Virginia Tech

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 205

Position:
Guard

Experience:
TR


2013-14 (Freshman at Virginia Tech): Played in 22 games, making 12 starts ... Was named team captain before the season ... Scored six points and added two assists in limited action against USC Upstate ... Put up 22 points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots in the win over West Virginia ... Scored 16 points against Western Carolina ... Had three assists and 19 points against VMI ... Made four threes as part of an 18-point night against Seton Hall ... Missed the Furman, Radford and Winthrop games due to concussion symptoms ... Had 11 points and five rebounds in the overtime win at Miami ... Made his first career start against VCU, scoring 12 points and grabbing six rebounds ... Scored 11 points and added five rebounds against UNCG ... Had nine assists in the win over UMES ... Scored nine points against No. 2 Syracuse ... Scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds against Boston College ... Scored 11 points and brought down six rebounds against Clemson ... Missed the game at Notre Dame and against Wake Forest due to a right ankle sprain ... Scored six points at Virginia ... Made two steals and added eight points at Boston College ... Led the team with 21 points against Maryland ... Scored eight points at Florida State ... Had three assists and six points at Pittsburgh ... Scored nine points and had two steals in the win over Miami ... Scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds against Virginia ... Missed the NC State, Duke, North Carolina and Maryland games with an ankle injury ... Returned at Georgia Tech and scored eight points ... Scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds in the ACC Tournament game against Miami.

High School:Three-year letterwinner at South Grand Prairie where he was coached by Brandon Bennett ... Tabbed as a three-star recruit by ESPN, ranking as the No. 56 shooting guard in the country ... Helped his team to the state championship game ... Named VYPE Player of the year ... Garnered First Team All-District honors ... Named to the All-State Tournament Team ... Broke the scoring record in the Texas Hall of Fame All-Star Game with 38 points ... AAU team won U17 Gold Championship in 2011.

Personal:Born November of 1994 in Dallas, Texas ... Son of Stan Emelogu and Stephanie Hughey ... Has a brother and a sister ... Lindsey Hughey played basketball at Weber State and Cedrick Hughey played basketball at Washington State.

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