Bertrand Nkali
Bertrand  Nkali

RS Senior

Bertoua, Cameroon

High School:
Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Last College:
Lee JC

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 235



'16 graduate in sociology; Post-baccalaureate work in '16-17

2016-17 Game-by-Game | 2015-16 Game-by-Game

Game Highs
Points 9 vs. Prairie View A&M (11/18/15)
FG 3
vs. #22/22 Cincinnati (1/7/17)
vs. Prairie View A&M (11/18/15)
FGA 6 vs. #22/22 Cincinnati (1/7/17)
3FG None None
3FGA None None
FT 4

vs. UCF (2/1/17)
at UConn (12/28/16)

vs. UCF (2/1/17)
at UConn (12/28/16)
Rebounds 8 at LSU (11/29/16)
Assists 1
Most recently
vs. Tulsa (1/14/17)
Steals 1
Most recently vs. Tulsa (1/4/17)
Blocks 4
vs. #22/22 Cincinnati (1/7/17)
vs. USF (12/31/16)
Minutes 26 vs. Memphis (2/10/16)

SENIOR (2016-17)
Competed in 31 games with five starts... Finished as team leader with 1.2 blocks per game and ranked eighth in the American Athletic Conference with that total... Made his season debut in the Cougars' season-opening win against Morgan State inside Hofheinz Pavilion... Finished with two rebounds against the Bears... Posted two points with five rebounds and two blocks in win against Cornell... Led Cougars with eight rebounds and three blocks at LSU... Made his first start of the season in win against Liberty... Grabbed three rebounds and blocked four shots in win at USF... Blocked a game-high four shots and grabbed five rebounds against No. 22/22 Cincinnati... Drained all four free throw attempts and blocked four shots in win against UCF... Blocked three shots in win at Tulane... Scored four points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked a game-high three shots in the Cougars' Senior Day win over East Carolina in the Final Game inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

Made his Houston debut against Prairie View A&M... Finished with nine points and six rebounds in 13 minutes against the Panthers... Posted four points with four rebounds and a blocked shot against Florida A&M... Blocked three shots against USF... Electrified the Hofheinz Pavilion crowd with his play in win over No. 12/NR SMU... Scored three points with four rebounds (including three offensive), blocked two shots and drew two charges against the Mustangs... Made his first career start against UCF... Finished with seven rebounds, including four offensive, in win against the Knights.

JUNIOR (2014-15)
Sat out as a redshirt at Houston following surgery for a sports hernia.

SOPHOMORE (2013-14 at Lee Junior College)
Competed for head coach Roy Champagne... Played with former Houston teammate Chuck Baker... Helped lead the Rebels to a 20-12 record and 12-7 mark in league play... Competed in 32 game, including 16 starts... Averaged 2.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per game... Connected on more than 50 percent of his shots from the field.... Grabbed at least five rebounds in 13 games, including a season-high seven boards against Trinity Valley Community College.

FRESHMAN (2012-13)
Competed at Harcum Junior College... Played in 28 games with 19 starts... Averaged 5.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game... Drained nearly 60 percent of his attempts from the field... Posted three double-doubles, including a 20-point, 13-rebound performance in a win against Baltimore City Community College... Grabbed at least 10 rebounds in six games with a season-best 14 boards in a win against Moberly Area Community College.

Competed as a power forward during the 2011-12 season in Jacksonville, Fla.

Full name is Bertrand Roussel Nkali... Last name is pronounced Kah-Lee... Born in Bertoua, Cameroon... Son of Djelio Robestine and Nkali Gaston... Received his bachelor's degree in health with a minor in sociology from the University of Houston in May 2016... Will do post-baccalaureate work in technology during 2016-17 season.

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