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Kevin Olekaibe
Kevin  Olekaibe


Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Cimarron-Memorial HS

Last College:
Fresno State

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180





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Kevin Olekaibe (oh-LAY-key-bay) enters his first season in the Runnin' Rebel program in 2013-14 ... Transferred from Fresno State following the 2012-13 season ... The NCAA approved a waiver submitted by UNLV that grants relief from the mandatory one-year residency requirement, allowing him to play for the Runnin' Rebels immediately ... In three seasons at Fresno State, he scored a total of 1,169 career points.

Played in all 30 games, with 24 starts ... Averaged 8.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game ... Also recorded three blocks and a total of 33 steals and 40 assists ... Logged an average of 25.6 minutes in his 31 games played ... Was 84-of-242 (.347) on field-goal attempts, 52-of-151 (.344) from beyond the 3-point arc and 30-of-36 (.833) at the charity stripe.

Averaged 17.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.2 assists per game ... Earned All-NABC and All-WAC second-team honors ... Ranked sixth among NCAA Division I sophomore guards in scoring average and 47th for all Division-I scorers ... Set a school record for most points in a 40-minute game when he scorched Seattle for a career-best 43 points on Feb. 23 and helped rally the `Dogs to a 78-72 victory over the Redhawks ... In total, he scored 10 or more points in 25 games, reached at least 20 points 12 times, topped the 25-point mark eight times and registered 30 or more points in three games ... Sparked Fresno State's 68-65 victory at Arizona State, which featured the Bulldogs erasing a 17-point first-half deficit when Olekaibe drained the go-ahead 3-pointer from the left wing with a hand in his face and 29.9 seconds remaining for his first 30-point game of his career ... Scored 21 of his then-career-high 30 points in the second half of the win at ASU.

Averaged 12 points,1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game ... Played in 30 out of 31 games, with 19 starts ... Logged an average of 25.1 minutes in his 30 games played ... Led the Bulldogs in scoring with 122-of-316 (.386) field-goal attempts, 60-of-183 (.328) from beyond the 3-point arc and 56-of-73 (.767) at the charity stripe ... Averaged 13.6 points, 1.98 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game while shooting 40 percent from the field and 83 percent from the charity stripe in WAC games.

A 2010 graduate of Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Olekaibe was Nevada's leading scorer and was fifth in the nation during the 2009-10 season with 1,065 points, which was the second highest mark in the state of Nevada's history ... Finished his Cimarron-Memorial career as the program's all-time leading scorer with 1,779 points as a two-year varsity starter ... During his senior campaign, he averaged 35.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 3.6 steals per game ... Also converted 50 percent (221-of-446) of his field goal attempts, 37 percent (57-of-153) from beyond the 3-point arc and notched an 81 percent clip (142-of-176) at the free-throw line ... Scored at least 50 points in two games as a senior and reached the 40-point plateau in nine contests ... Named first-team all-state and a two-time first-team All-Sunset region honoree ... In his junior season, he recorded an average of 22.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.8 steals ... Made his high school honor roll.

Kevin C. Olekaibe was born July 28, 1992, in Oakland, Calif. ... The son of Benson and Esther Olekaibe, who are originally from Lagos, Nigeria ... Older brothers, Ike and Emmanuel, each played college basketball ... Ike was a two-time NCAA All-American at Purdue and Emmanuel competed for South Western Oregon Community College and the NAIA's Everest College ... Has six siblings (Ike, Victoria, Ruth, John, Emmanuel and Kenneth).

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