Men's Basketball

Ben Emelogu Joins The Mustangs

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July 28, 2014

DALLAS (SMU) - SMU Head Coach Larry Brown announced that Ben Emelogu will join the Mustangs for the 2014-15 season. Emelogu (6-5, 205) was named team captain prior to his freshman season for the Hokies. The Grand Prairie, Texas, native averaged 10.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in his first collegiate campaign.

Emelogu was a First Team All-District selection at South Grand Prairie where he helped his team to the state championship game in 2013. He was named to the Texas All-State Tournament Team and later broke the scoring record in the Texas Hall of Fame All-Star Game with 38 points.

SMU and Emelogu will apply for a waiver from the NCAA to request immediate eligibility for the 2014-15 season.

Emelogu joins a team coming off a 27-10 record that reached the NIT championship game. SMU was as high as No. 18 in the national polls while accumulating the second-most wins in program history. The Mustangs finished tied for third in the American Athletic Conference (12-6) and totaled four wins over ranked teams. The squad went 18-1 at home, including 12-1 in the renovated Moody Coliseum, while setting a new SMU single-season attendance record that included nine sellouts.



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