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Sylvester Ogbonda
Sylvester  Ogbonda
Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Port Harcourt, Nigeria

High School:
National Christian Academy (Fort Washington, Md.)

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 239

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/11/1996

Experience:
1 letter

Major:
Business Administration


11/10/2017

#TGW: Amazing Sights and Sounds

Jackets experiencing sensory overload with exposure to Chinese culture, all while focusing on winning their season opener

10/10/2017

#TGW: Vesting Options

Sylvester Ogbonda’s greater focus could mean big things for Jackets this season

02/07/2017

#TGW: Vested Interest

Redshirt freshman Sylvester Ogbonda staying ready, finding his way to help contribute

10/14/2016

#TGW: Solo in the Middle

Post players Lammers, Ogbonda getting comfortable Pastner’s spread-the-floor offense

11/13/2015

@GTMBB Posts Gueye, Ogbonda to Redshirt

Young Yellow Jacket student-athletes part of a deep group of post players

11/08/2017

Georgia Tech in China - Day 5

Scenes from Tech's practice and visit to Shanghai Disney on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

11/05/2017

Georgia Tech Afternoon Practice, November 5, 2017

The Yellow Jackets drove to the Dragon Sports Centre to conduct their first full practice in China, Sunday afternoon.

11/05/2017

Georgia Tech Basketball Morning Walk, November 5, 2017

On their first full day in China, the Yellow Jackets went for a morning walk by West Lake in Hangzhou.

11/05/2017

Georgia Tech in China - Day 3

Monday saw the Yellow Jackets visit the campus of Alibaba, the largest e-commerce company in China.

04/25/2017

Sylvester Ogbonda - Georgia Tech Basketball

Forward from Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Career Notes

Physically gifted post player, long and mobile with excellent athletic ability ... Runs the floor well and is agile around the rim ... Good shot blocker who also blocks out well as a rebounder ... Sat out the 2015-16 season as a red-shirt ... Originally from Nigeria, attended the National Christian Academy in Fort Washington ... Rated a three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and Scout, and was ranked as high as 26th nationally at the center position ... DMVElite.com ranked Ogbonda No. 6 in the class of 2015 (all positions) in the Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia footprint ... Chose Tech over Boston College, Cincinnati and LaSalle.

2016-17 - Game-by-Game Statistics

Played 5.2 minutes per game in 23 games off the bench in the post ... Played in eight ACC games ... Played 18 minutes in Tech's NIT games in an effort to give Ben Lammers some relief ... Had played 11 minutes over Tech's previous eight games (four DNPs) ... Played eight minutes in the NIT championship game, going 3-for-3 from the floor ... Saw significant action in games against Wake Forest and Tusculum behind Ben Lammers after Abdoulaye Gueye was sidelined with a fractured wrist ... Played total of 28 minutes, scored 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-4 FT), grabbed seven rebounds ... Set career bests of eight points and five boards vs. Tusculum ... Came off the bench to play career-high 14 minutes in relief of a foul-plagued Lammers at Wake Forest (5 pts, 2 reb, 1-2 FG, 3-4 FT) ... Had five points, four rebounds in nine minutes vs. Alcorn State, his previous highs ... Blocked three shots against North Carolina A&T.

2015-16

Sat out the season as a red-shirt after averaging 12.7 minutes in three games on Tech's August trip to the Bahamas ... Averaged 6.0 points and 5.3 rebounds while hitting 8-of-12 shots from the floor ... Went 6-for-7 and scored 13 points in game 2 vs. Providence Storm.

High School

Ogbonda played for coach Trevor Brown and helped National Christian to a 20-6 record as a senior, averaging 13 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks per game ... Named third-team All-Metro in the Washington, D.C., area, and earned spots on the D.C. roster for both the Capital Classic and the Crab Classic following the season ... MVP of Nike Hoop Festival in 2014-15 ... Averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds per game in helping NCA to a 14-8 mark in 2013-14, and six points and six rebounds as NCA went 22-7 in 2012-13 ... First-team All-Capital Beltway Athletic Association in 2013-14, and was named the league's defensive player of the year ... Played AAU ball for the DC Warriors ... Valedictorian of his high school class.

Personal:

Full name is Sylvester Chimela Ogbonda (pronounced "oh-BOND-uh") ... Born January 11, 1996 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria ... Son of Joel and Irene Ogbonda ... Third of four children -- Steve, 27, Stephanie, 23, Shelter, 17 ... Began playing basketball at age 14, came to the United State at age 15 ... Enjoys singing and playing video games ... Majoring in business administration.


 Career Statistics 

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2016-17   23-0  120  5.2  13  27  .481  .000  10  16  .625  17  24  1.0  28  36  1.6 
TOTAL  23-0  120  5.2  13  27  .481  .000  10  16  .625  17  24  1.0  28  36  1.6