Chinyere Ibekwe
Chinyere Ibekwe

Player Profile

Los Angeles, CA

High School:
Carson HS




UCLA Outlook:
•Athletic and aggressive post player who moves well
•Can be a defensive stopper in the post

•Saw action in 28 games and made three starts
•Had season-highs of nine points at Stanford and nine rebounds at California
•Pulled down at least four rebounds in 17 contests
•Played at least 10 minutes in 14 games

•Starter in all 32 games
•Made her first career start in the opener against UC Santa Barbara
•Had eight double-figure scoring games and six double-figure rebounding games
•Recorded double-doubles vs. Gonzaga (21p, 11r) and California (13p, 12r)
•Scored at least seven points in 17 games, with a career-high of 21 against Gonzaga
•Grabbed at least eight rebounds in 12 games, with a career-high of 13 at Arizona State
•Registered multiple blocked shots in six contests
•Ranked sixth in the Pac-10 in offensive rebounds (2.78) and 11th in rebounding (6.6)
•Finished the season by making 36 or her last 65 field goals (.554)
•Her 212 rebounds led the team and ranked tied for eighth on the all-time UCLA list for sophomores
•Her 24 blocked shots ranked fifth on the Bruins' all-time sophomore list

•Came off the bench for all 32 games
•Saw at least 10 minutes of action in 23 games
•Scored in double-digits in three games
•Over the last 12 games of the season, scored 68 points (5.7 average), grabbed 49 rebounds (4.1), blocked nine shots (0.8) and made 29 of 55 field goals (.527)
•Hit two big free throws with 27 seconds remaining in overtime to help clinch the Pac-10 Tournament title vs. Stanford, the Bruins' second win over the Cardinal that year
•Had nine of her 14 blocked shots in the last 12 games of the season
•Tied for the team lead with seven rebounds at Washington
•Tied for the team lead with 11 rebounds vs. UC Irvine

High School:
•Averaged 23.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 3.7 blocked shots en route to receiving first-team All-CIF City honors as a senior at Carson HS
•Had 11 20-point games, including a high of 30 points in a win over Banning HS
•Ranked fifth in the LA City in points (348) and blocked shots (56) and 13th in rebounds with 193, including 96 offensive boards
•McDonald's All-America nominee
•All-City MVP, first-team All-South Bay and Marine League MVP
•Participated in the 2004 adidas All-America camp
•Averaged 19 points and 15 rebounds as a junior, 15 points and 12 rebounds as a sophomore and 10 points and 10 rebounds as a freshman
•Averaged 20 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks for club team OGDL

•Full name: Chinyere Christy Ibekwe
•Nickname is Rey Rey
•Born on December 2, 1987 in Los Angeles, CA
•Family: Parents Augustine and Agatha, older brothers Onyekachi (played basketball at Long Beach State from 2004-06 and earned an NFL contract as a rookie free agent with San Francisco in 2006) and Ekene (played basketball at Maryland from 2004-07), and younger sister Ify (sophomore basketball player at Arizona)
•The athletes she admires most are her two brothers, and she patterns her style of play after former NBA star Dennis Rodman
•Lists her biggest athletic thrill in sports as signing her letter-of-intent with UCLA
•Hobbies include modeling, dancing and acting
•Major is Afro-American Studies with a sociology concentration

Career Highs:
Points - 21 vs. Gonzaga (11/24/06); Rebounds - 13 at Arizona State (1/18/07); Assists - 2, last at Oregon St. (2/21/08); Steals - 3, last v. Southern (12/2/07); Blocks - 3 vs. Gonzaga (11/24/06); FG Made - 9 vs. Gonzaga (11/24/06); 3-pt. FG Made - none; FT Made - 6 at Cal State Fullerton (11/30/06); Minutes - 32 vs. Arizona State (3/3/07)

UCLA Career Statistics


3-point Shooting: 2006 -- none; 2007 -- 0-2 (.000); 2008 -- none; Totals 0-2.