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Umeh begins his fourth season with the Runnin' Rebels in 2006-07 ... has played in 76 career games and started 30 ... has a career shooting percentage of 44.2 percent from the field, 37.0 percent from 3-point range and 69.1 percent from the free throw line ... has averaged 7.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 1.3 apg over his first three seasons ... has scored in double figures 24 times during his career and 20 or more points five times ... was invited to try out for the Nigerian Senior National Team during the summer of 2006.
His season was cut short because of injury ... had knee surgery on Feb. 6 ... appeared in 16 of UNLV's 30 games and started 12 ... played an average of 24.6 minutes per game with averages of 11.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.5 apg and 1.1 spg ... shot 41.6 percent from the field, 39.0 percent from 3-point range and 71.0 percent from the free throw line ... was second on UNLV's squad in scoring average, was second in 3-point field goal percentage, fifth in assists, fifth in free throw percentage and sixth in points scored ... scored in double figures in seven games and scored 20 or more in three games ... scored a career-high 23 points on 5-of-8 from the field and 11-of-14 from the free throw line against Houston ... made 9-of-11 from the field and scored 21 points vs. Long Beach State ... made 5-of-8 3-pointers and scored 20 points vs. Loyola Marymount ... led the team in scoring in five games ... made at least one 3-pointer in 14 games including a stretch of 11 straight to open the season ... one of four Runnin' Rebels to be named Academic All-Mountain West Conference ... marked his third time earning academic all-conference ... one of five Runnin' Rebels to be recognized for academic excellence at the postseason reception by earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Earned honorable mention for All-Mountain West Conference team ... appeared in 31 games, starting 17, including the season's final 14 contests ... averaged 9.7 ppg, 2.5 and 1.4 apg ... shot 45.8 percent from the field, 36.7 percent from 3-point range and 68.3 percent from the free throw line ... finished 12th in the MWC in 3-point field goal percentage ... was third on UNLV's squad in scoring, assists and 3-point field goal percentage ... scored a career-high 22 points at San Diego State ... scored in double figures 13 times, including nine of the last 11 games of the season ... scored 20 or more points in a game three times ... led the team in scoring once ... made at least one 3-pointer in 23 games ... one of five Runnin' Rebels to be named Academic All-MWC ... marked his second time earning academic all-conference.
Appeared in 29 games and started one, averaging 12.5 minutes per game ... averaged 2.8 ppg and 1.1 rpg ... shot 44.4 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from 3-point range and 68.4 percent from the free throw line ... was fourth on the team in 3-point field goal percentage ... scored in double figures in four games with his then-career high in points coming against Western Illinois (11) ... made at least one 3-pointer in nine games ... one of two Runnin' Rebels to receive the Academic All-Mountain West Conference award.
A 2003 graduate of Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas (suburb of Houston) ... averaged 15.1 points, 4.4 assists and 3.7 steals per game as a senior ... earned first-team all-region honors ... was named third-team Greater Houston Area by the Houston Chronicle ... played in the Greater Houston Area All-Star Game ... high school team was 34-3 his senior season ... won the regional championship and lost in the state semifinals ... as a junior he was named to the all-tournament team at the City of Palms Classic in Florida ... averaged 24 ppg over four games in that tournament ... during junior year, team also won the regional championship and lost in the state semifinals ... coached by Greg Wise.
Michael Daniel Chukwuma Umeh was born Sept. 18, 1984, in Houston, Texas ... majoring in kinesiological sciences ... scheduled to graduate this December ... son of Ike and Edith Umeh ... has two brothers (Stanley, 26, and Ronnie, 19) and a sister (Elsie, 23).