Wichita State University freshman Joy Ighovodja scored his first career points for the Shockers in their 95-65 win over Friends University at the Charles Koch Arena.
Ighovodja, who previously played at the NBA Africa Academy in Senegal before committing to the Shockers in the summer finished with eight points on 3-of-6 shooting and also totaled nine rebounds in 12 minutes on the court.
Guard Colby Rogers led the Shockers with 18 points (shooting 6-for-12 from the field) also adding three rebounds and two assists. Danel Rignal had 16 points and six rebounds while Xavier Bell recorded 15 points, four assists, and one rebound. Drew Patterson had a team-high 15 points for Friends.
Ighovodja represented Nigeria at the FIBA Africa U-16 basketball tournament in Cape Verde where he was one of the junior D’Tigers’ best players alongside Washington State University forward Reuben Abuchi Chinyelu.
Wichita State made a season-high 10 three-pointers and outrebounded Friends 50-40 in a 75-60 win in their season opener. The Shockers also shot 49.3% from the field overall.
Friends also made 10 three-pointers but shot only 36.2% overall. Former Shocker Steele Chapman led the Falcons with 11 points.