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Soko Named to NetScouts All-International Team
Ovie Soko led the Atlantic 10 in scoring at 18.4 ppg.

 
Ovie Soko led the Atlantic 10 in scoring at 18.4 ppg.
 

March 28, 2014


PITTSBURGH - Duquesne forward Ovie Soko (London, England/UAB), a native of London, England, has been named to NetScouts All-International Team.

The 6-8 senior, who led the Atlantic 10 with an 18.4 points per game scoring average, was named to the second team. He was the fourth-leading international scorer in NCAA Division I behind Australian Cameron Bairstow of New Mexico (20.4 ppg.), Argentinian Pablo Bertone of Florida Atlantic (19.0 ppg.) and Canadian Olivier Hanlan of Boston College (18.5 ppg.).

Soko, a Third Team All-Atlantic 10 pick, was the only non-guard ranked among the conference's top 12 scorers. He was also the only player in the league to rank among the top 10 in both scoring and rebounding.

Soko set school records for free throws made (195) and attempted (289).

NETSCOUTS ALL-INTERNATIONAL TEAMS

FIRST TEAM
Cameron Bairstow (Australia), New Mexico
Melvin Ejim (Canada), Iowa State
Tyler Ennis (Canada), Syracuse
Nik Stauskas (Canada), Michigan
Andrew Wiggins (Canada), Kansas

SECOND TEAM
Jordan Bachynski (Canada), Arizona State
Khem Birch (Canada), UNLV
Joel Embiid (Cameroon), Kansas
Anthony Drmic (Australia), Boise State
Olivier Hanlan (Canada), Boston College
Ovie Soko (England), Duquesne

THIRD TEAM
Jason Calliste (Canada), Oregon
Kenny Chery (Canada), Baylor
Daniel Mullings (Canada), New Mexico State
Kevin Pangos (Canada), Gonzaga
Christian Standhardinger (Germany), Hawaii

Honorable Mention
Pablo Bertone, Florida Atlantic (Argentina), Sim Bhullar, New Mexico State (Canada), Gilvytas Biruta, Rhode Island (Lithuania), Angus Brandt, Oregon State (Australia), Isaac Fotu, Hawaii (New Zealand), Patricio Garino, George Washington (Argentina), Niels Giffey, Connecticut (Germany), Brady Heslip, Baylor (Canada), Venky Jois, Eastern Washington (Australia), Przemek Karnowski, Gonzaga (Poland), Charlon Kloof, St. Bonaventure (Suriname), Kevin Larsen, George Washington (Denmark), Maodo Lo, Columbia (Germany), Rob Loe, St. Louis (New Zealand), Corey Maynard, Bryant (Australia), Egidijus Mockevicius, Evansville (Lithuania), Luke Nelson, Cal-Irvine (England), Dyshawn Pierre, Dayton (Canada), Thomas van der Mars, Portland (Netherlands), Will Yeguete, Florida (France), Talib Zanna, Pittsburgh (Nigeria)

Ovie Soko FACTS
• Became the first Duquesne player since Bryant McAllister (19.7 ppg. in 2006) and seventh player in Duquesne history to lead the Atlantic 10 in scoring (18.4 ppg.).

• Totaled 564 points in three seasons (88 g.) at UAB and had 551 points in one season (30 g.) at Duquesne to give him 1,115 for his career.

• Was the fifth Duke in the past 20 years to top the 500-point mark in a season (551). He was the first non-guard to score 500 or more since Derrick Alston scored 639 in 1994.

• Was the only Atlantic 10 player ranked in the Top 10 in scoring and rebounding.

• Was the only forward ranked among the Atlantic 10's top 12 scorers.

• Set school records for free throws made and attempted (195-289) and free throw attempts per game (9.63). The previous records of 180 makes, 258 attempts and 9.56/g. were set by two-time All-American Sihugo Green in 1956.

• Topped the 20-point mark a team-high 13 times. It was the most 20-point games in a season since Bryant McAllister scored 20 or more 13 times in 26 games in 2005-06.

• Led DU in scoring 19 times and rebounding 14 times (both team highs).

• Led the Dukes in rebounding (8.0).

• Posted eight double-doubles.

• Had a team-high 37 dunks.

 

 

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