St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s men’s basketball team competes in the NAIA from late October to February.

Eutectic men’s basketball head coach Brian Swift begins team practices in late September. Games begin in late October, with an average of two to three games per week. The majority of travel is on weekends and the team takes time off for holidays. The KIAC Tournament in late February marks the culmination of the season.

Uzendu is AMC Player of the Week

Gozie Uzendu
Gozie Uzendu
 Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr. 

St. Louis, Mo. – St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s Gozie Uzendu was named American Midwest Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, becoming the first basketball player in STLCOP history to earn to a POW award in either the KIAC or AMC. Despite team losses to Lyon College and Freed-Hardeman, the Eutectic forward claimed this third and fourth double double of the season last week, improving the St. Louis College of Pharmacy career double double record, which he already held, to 28. 

Uzendu, a 6-4 senior from St. Louis, dropped in 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds against Lyon on Thursday, and followed that up with 12 points and 10 boards at Freed-Hardeman on Saturday. He averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds for the week, shooting 56 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point land.  

Uzendu currently leads the AMC in rebounds per game (9.00) and defensive rebounds per game (6.54). He ranks in the top five in the conference for double doubles (second), total rebounds (fifth), and offensive rebounds per game (fifth). In the first game of the 2014-15 season, Uzendu made his 1,000th career point, becoming the 12th Eutectic in STLCOP history to join the 1,000 Point Club.

The Eutectics will be back in action this Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Lindenwood University-Belleville at 7:30 p.m.


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