Averaged 12.4 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 5.5 blocks
as a senior in leading Riverside Baptist High School
to a 30-9 record and the Capital Beltway conference
title. Riverside Baptist won the first private school state
championship his senior year.
Totaled 13 points and 11 rebounds to help lead
Riverdale Baptist to the Maryland Private School
championship with a 71-66 victory over No. 5 Clinton
First team All-Metro by The Washington Post, Onuaku
was a first team all-state selection and was ranked No.
66 nationally by 247Sports.com, 74th by Rivals.com,
No. 75 in the ESPN 100 and was rated the seventh-best
center in the nation by Scout.com.
Twice named the top defensive player in his conference.
Top scoring effort as a senior was 25 points against
Clinton Christian and he grabbed a season-best 19
rebounds against Orangeville.
Averaged 8.2 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.4 blocked
shots as a junior last season in helping Riverdale Baptist
achive a 26-10 record and the Capital Beltway League
Led his DC Assault AAU team to the 2013 Under
Armour Summer Jam title as the event's second-leading
rebounder. Also on the AAU circuit, he played on the
Adidas Nations championship team and was named to
the Reebok Breakout Classic All-Star game.
His brother Arinze Onuaku played for Syracuse from
2005-10 and opened this season on the New Orleans
Pelicans roster. Arinze set the Syracuse single-season
field goal percentage mark of 66.7 percent as a senior
when he averaged 10.3 points and 7.3 rebounds as the
Orange's starting center.
His sister Ify played basketball at Florida A&M (2004-
Had narrowed his collegiate choices to Georgetown and
Miami (Fla.) before signing with the Cardinals.
Totaled seven points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and a
game-high four steals for the winning White team in the
2014 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic all-star
game. He led the Capital All-Stars with 21 points, 14
rebounds and five assists in the 2014 Capital Classic
Born Nov. 1, 1996 ... Son of Nwaneka and Christopher
Onuaku ... Has three older siblings (Ify, Arinze, Chuk) ...
Major is communication.
Personal goal at UofL is to start as a freshman.
Enjoys playing video games in his spare time.
Chose to attend UofL because "I like the coaches and
Best basketball advice given to him was to
"play your game."
Feels Boris Kodjoe would be the best actor to play him
in a movie.
Few people know that he can cook.
His brother Arinze has had the greatest influence on his
Best thing about being a Cardinal is the fan support.
When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he
was himself in the NBA.
Among reality shows, he feels he would fare best on
Love & Hip Hop in Atlanta.
Wanted to wear No.32 because it was Magic Johnson's
Would most like to meet Carmelo Anthony.
Best moment of his athletic career to date was the first
time he dunked on someone.
Basketball Player: Carmelo Anthony
Athlete, Other than a Basketball Player:
NBA Team: New York Knicks
Movies: Notorious, Next Friday
TV Shows: Boondocks, Family Guy, Martin
TV Sports Personality: Shaquille O'Neal
Comedian: Kevin Hart
Musical Groups: Migos, Drake, Wale, 2 Chains, Lil Wayne