Nura Zanna
Nura  Zanna


Kaduna, Nigeria

High School:
Coral Springs [Fla.] Christian

Last College:
LIU Brooklyn

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 240



Graduate School â?" Global Retailing

2017-18 Game-by-Game

• 2014-15 Northeast Conference All-Rookie Team

Game Highs
Points 21 vs. Mount St. Mary's (12/29/16)
with LIU Brooklyn
FG 8 vs. Mount St. Mary's (12/29/16)
with LIU Brooklyn
FGA 13 vs. Mount St. Mary's (12/29/16)
with LIU Brooklyn
3FG 0 None
3FGA 1 vs. St. Francis Brooklyn (1/31/15)
with LIU Brooklyn
FT 9 vs. Sacred Heart (1/8/15)
with LIU Brooklyn
FTA 14 vs. St. Francis Brooklyn (2/226/15)
with LIU Brooklyn
Rebounds 17 vs. Mount St. Mary's (12/29/16)
with LIU Brooklyn
Assists 3 vs. Mount St. Mary's (12/29/16)
with LIU Brooklyn
Steals 4 vs. St. John's (12/11/16)
with LIU Brooklyn
Blocks 3 vs. Stony Brook (11/27/14)
with LIU Brooklyn
Minutes 37 at Bryant (2/9/17)
with LIU Brooklyn

SENIOR (2017-18)
Finished 15th in The American with 1.7 offensive rebounds per game... One of six players to compete in all 35 games and added three starts... Made his Houston debut in season-opening win over McNeese... Finished with a point and a rebound against the Cowboys... Scored seven points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds against Drexel in Paradise Jam First Round... Snared a key offensive rebound against Wake Forest to reset shot clock late in Paradise Jam consolation title game... Finished with a game-high 11 rebounds against the Demon Deacons... Made first start of his Houston career against UIW... Totaled seven points with four rebounds, an assist and steal against the Cardinals... Scored five points and grabbed seven rebounds in win against Arkansas... Grabbed six rebounds, including four off the offensive glass, in win against Providence at Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase... Posted five points and grabbed five rebounds in win at USF to open American Athletic Conference play... Snared three offensive rebounds in win over Tulane... Grabbed eight rebounds, including five offensive, in win over No. 5/5 Cincinnati... Started in win over UConn on Senior Night... Finished with six points and seven rebounds, including a game-high four offensive boards, against the Huskies. American Championship: Had four points and three rebounds in 16 minutes vs. UCF in the Quarterfinals... Pulled in nine rebounds while totaling three points in 15 minutes vs. No. 11/14 Wichita State... Led Cougars with six rebounds against No. 8/8 Cincinnati in the Title Game. NCAA Tournament: Had one point, one rebound and one assist against rv/rv San Diego State in First Round... Finished with four points and three rebounds against No. 7/7 Michigan in Second Round.

JUNIOR (2016-17 at LIU Brooklyn)
Competed in all 32 games with 30 starts... Ranked fourth with 9.2 points per game but finished second among the Blackbirds with 8.7 rebounds per contest... Connected on 62.4 percent (121-of-194) from the field... Tallied 15 double-doubles... Posted 19 games with double-digit points, including nine of 10 midway through the season... Recorded 16 games with double-digit rebounds, including eight of 10 midway through the season... Scored 10 points with 10 rebounds vs. Northeastern... Posted 15 points with 12 rebounds at UMass-Lowell... Finished with 15 points and 16 rebounds against Dartmouth... Enjoyed career night against Mount St. Mary's, totaling 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field with 17 rebounds... Finished with four straight double-doubles at Robert Morris, at Saint Francis and against Central Connecticut State and St. Francis-Brooklyn... Had 13 points and 10 rebounds at St. Francis-Brooklyn... Enjoyed 12 points with 12 rebounds against Sacred Heart... Posted 11 points with 13 rebounds at Mount St. Mary's. NEC Tournament: Recorded 10 points with 12 rebounds against Robert Morris.

SOPHOMORE (2015-16 at LIU Brooklyn)
Started 30 of LIU's 31 games... Finished the season third on the team with a 5.8 rebounds per game average... Also averaged 6.6 points per game... Reached double figures in scoring six times... Scored a season-high 16 points at home against Wagner... Had a career-high 14 rebounds at Central Connecticut State... Had 11 rebounds and eight points against Maine... Had 12 points, seven rebounds a career-high three steals, and two blocks at home against CCSU... Had 11 points in LIU's NEC semifinal loss to Wagner... Scored 12 points and had nine boards at Saint Francis U. ... Also had 10 rebounds against Fordham and SFU... Scored 12 points at Niagara... Finished the season with 19 steals, 10 assists and nine blocks.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2014-15 at LIU Brooklyn)
Member of the Northeast Conference All-Rookie Team... Started and played all 30 games in the front court for the Blackbirds... Averaged 8.5 points and team-best 6.3 rebounds in 23.3 minutes per contest... Rebounding total ranked ninth in the league... Reached double figures in scoring 13 times... Shot 47.4 percent from the floor to rank ninth in the NEC... Was named NEC Rookie of the Week after scoring 10 points and pulling down six rebounds against St. John's... Also earned the weekly honor after averaging 15.0 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting a sparkling 80.0 percent from the floor against Sacred Heart and Wagner... Scored career-best 17 points against the Seahawks going 7-for-12 from the floor... Recorded first career double-double against Central Connecticut with 16 points and 11 rebounds, including seven offensive... Scored 15 points with nine rebounds in home win over Saint Francis U.

FRESHMAN (2013-14 at LIU Brooklyn)
Earned redshirt after missing entire season due to injury.

Spent three seasons at Coral Springs Christian High School in Florida. Senior (2012-13): Was a McDonald's All-America nominee... Named Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald Florida Small-Schools Boys Basketball Player of the Year as a senior after averaging 19.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game... Also named to Florida 3A All-State Team by Florida Association of Basketball Coaches... Scored school-record 40 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against Orlando's Dr. Phillips... Had 26 points and 15 boards, including go-ahead 3-point play in CSC's win over Sagemont... Helped Crusaders advance to Class 3A state championship for first time in school history... Had 22 points, eight rebounds and four steals in state semifinal win. Junior (2011-12): Averaged 20.9 points and 9.8 rebounds.

Full name is Nura Muhammad Zanna... Born in Kaduna, Nigeria... Received his bachelor's degree in economics from LIU Brooklyn in 2017... Studying global retailing in graduate school in 2017-18... Son of Zanna and Maimuna Awami... Has six siblings, including brother Talib who played basketball at Pitt... Played for Nigerian U-16 basketball team with St. John's basketball player Chris Obekpa.

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