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Aloysius Anagonye
Aloysius Anagonye

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Southfield

High School:
Detroit DePorres HS

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 260

Position:
F

Birthdate:
02/10/1981


11/08/2013

Michigan State 98, McNeese State 56

Post-Game Notes

Enters his third season as a starter in the Spartan frontcourt ... MSU?s most experienced player with 60 career starts and nearly 1,900 career minutes ? Ranks seventh in MSU history with 68 career blocks ... Two-year team captain who is the team leader in the Spartan locker room ... Worked hard over the summer to develop his offensive game ... Attended the Pete Newell Big Man Camp in Hawaii in August.

2001-02 Only Spartan to start all 31 games ... Recipient of MSU?s Antonio Smith Glue and Guts Award for the second-straight year ... Ranked second on the team with 846 minutes played ... Led the team in total rebounds (196) and ranked second in rebounding average (6.3 rpg) ... Ranked eighth in the Big Ten in rebounding average (6.3 rpg) ... Led the Spartans with 82 offensive rebounds, ranking third in the Big Ten with 2.65 offensive boards per game ... Team leader with 31 blocks, ranking 12th in the Big Ten with 1.0 rejections per game ... Second on the squad with 25 steals ... MSU?s fourth-leading scorer in Big Ten contests (8.4 ppg) ... Posted a field-goal percentage of .500 (88-of-176), second among Spartans with at least 100 field-goal attempts ... Fifth on the squad with 45 assists ... Team?s leading rebounder in 11 contests and leading scorer in two games ... Led Spartans with 21 dunks ... Opened the regular season with a strong effort vs. Detroit (11/12), scoring a team-high tying 14 points and a team-best nine rebounds, while blocking a team-best three shots ... Scored 10 points vs. Oklahoma (11/14) ... Tied for the team high with eight rebounds vs. Syracuse (11/21) ... Scored eight points and grabbed a team-best nine rebounds vs. Fresno State (11/23) ... Blocked a team-best three shots vs. IPFW (11/30), in addition to scoring eight points and grabbing six rebounds ... Established a season-high with 11 rebounds vs. Lamar (12/1), also scoring seven points ... Tied for the team lead with eight rebounds vs. Florida (12/5), while blocking three shots ... Scored 10 points vs. Nicholls State (12/9) ... Tied his season high with 11 boards vs. UNC Asheville (12/17) ... Grabbed eight rebounds vs. Oakland (12/19) ... Tallied 10 points and six rebounds vs. Seton Hall (12/22), while blocking two shots .. Played a career-high 37 minutes vs. Minnesota (1/5), tallying 11 points and seven rebounds ... Recorded his second-career double-double with a 17-point, 10-rebound (five offensive, five defensive) effort vs. Indiana (1/8) ... Scored eight points and grabbed a team-best six rebounds vs. Wisconsin (1/12) ... Scored 14 points vs. Penn State (1/19), including connecting on 6-of-6 free throw attempts ... Posted back-to-back 10-point efforts vs. Iowa (1/22) and Michigan (1/30), while also blocking three shots vs. the Wolverines ... Collected nine points and seven rebounds vs. Illinois (2/3) ... Tallied nine points and eight rebounds vs. Ohio State (2/10) ... Tied for the team lead with seven rebounds vs. Indiana (2/24) ... Finished the regular season with a strong effort, leading the team with a season-best tying 11 rebounds in addition to scoring eight points vs. Iowa (3/2) ... Appeared in the NCAA Tournament vs. North Carolina State (3/15), tying for the team lead with seven rebounds.

2000-01 Appeared in all 33 contests, starting 24 ... Co-Recipient of MSU?s Antonio Smith Glue and Guts Award ... Led Michigan State in field-goal percentage, shooting 62.4 percent from the field (58-93) ... Shot a team-best 65.8 percent (25-38) from the field in Big Ten games ... Recorded more offensive rebounds (57) than defensive boards (46) ... Tied for fourth on the team with 17 blocked shots ... Scored a season-best 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting vs. Fresno State ( 3/18) in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament ... Registered the first double-double of his career against Seton Hall (12/19) with 10 points and a career-best 12 rebounds ... Scored eight points each vs. Oakland (11/19) and Cornell (11/24) in the first two games of the season ... Turned in a solid six-point, six-rebound effort vs. North Carolina (11/29) ... Scored nine points vs. Loyola (12/9) in addition to tallying a season-best three assists ... Blocked a season-high three shots vs. Bowling Green (12/27), while scoring five points and grabbing five rebounds ... Recorded seven points vs. Northwestern (1/10) ... Played a season-high 27 minutes vs. Minnesota (2/10), scoring six points and grabbing three rebounds in addition to blocking two shots ... Scored eight points vs. Penn State (2/24) ... In the regular-season finale vs. Michigan (3/3), he scored nine points and tallied five rebounds ... Started all five of MSU?s games in the NCAA Tournament.

1999-2000 Earned his first varsity letter appearing in 34 games ... Saw action in 14 Big Ten games, including starts against Penn State (1/5), Northwestern (1/22), Northwestern (1/27), Illinois (1/30) and Michigan (2/1) ... Finished the season with 20 blocks, second-most on the team, including three each against Eastern Michigan (12/4), Northwestern (1/27) and Connecticut (2/5) ... Saw double-figure minutes in 26 games, including a career-high 23 minutes against Mississippi Valley State (12/28) ... Scored a season-high nine points and grabbed five rebounds, while blocking three shots against Connecticut (2/5) ... Got his first career start against Penn State (1/5), scoring eight points and grabbing five rebounds with two blocked shots ... Twice grabbed eight rebounds in a game to post team highs, including contests against Indiana (1/11) and Northwestern (1/22), where he also scored seven points ... Turned in a seven-point, seven-rebound performance against Mississippi Valley State (12/28) ... Grabbed seven rebounds and scored six points against Purdue (2/8) ... Shot 68.0 percent (17-of-25) from the field in Big Ten games ... Finished the season with more offensive rebounds (52) than defensive rebounds (51) ... Missed five games, including contests with Minnesota (3/2), Michigan (3/4), Iowa (3/10), Wisconsin (3/11) and Illinois (3/12), due to a stress fracture in his foot ... Returned from his injury to play in all six games in the NCAA Tournament, scoring a total of six points and grabbing seven rebounds ... Grabbed three rebounds in 12 minutes against Florida (4/3) in the NCAA Championship game.

HIGH SCHOOL Averaged 16 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.1 blocked shots per game in 1998-99, helping DePorres High School to the Class C state championship ... Played for Coach Derrick Owens ... Was No. 3 in the voting for the state of Michigan?s 1998-99 Mr. Basketball award ... Ranked among the top 40 players in the nation following his senior year by Hoop Scoop ... Garnered All-Catholic, All-Detroit and Class C All-State recognition as a junior and senior ... Heading into his senior year, he was ranked as the No. 61 player in the nation by analyst Bob Gibbons ... Averaged 15.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 5.0 blocked shots during his junior campaign with his prep squad claiming the state title ... Played AAU basketball for The Family.

PERSONAL Born Feb. 10, 1981 ... Son of Aloysius Sr. and Theresa Anagonye ... General management major.