ABOUT VALENTINE IZUNDU
Terrific, young prospect... True center with good size and length... Extremely talented shot blocker, rebound and all-around defensive player... Runs the floor well and will continue to improve physically... Quick jumper who can block shots... Impressed coaches with his defensive mindset.
Competed in 20 games... Finished with 22 blocks, the seventh-highest total in Houston single-season history... Made his season debut at San Jose State... Finished with two points, four rebounds and a game-high four blocked shots in 14 minutes against the Spartans... Swatted three shots against Grambling State... Scored two points with three rebounds and two blocks against Louisiana College... Posted five points with two rebounds in 10 minutes at TCU... Nailed all three field-goal attempts and all three free-throw tries against Chicago State... Threw down a pair of thunderous dunks against the Cougars and added two rebounds and three blocks in 10 minutes... Ignited a rally with a pair of blocks against UTEP... Finished with three blocks and two points against the Miners... Blocked three shots and scored four points at UTEP. CBI Quarterfinals: Scored four points with three offensive rebounds and a blocked shot at George Mason.
HIGH SCHOOL Senior (2011-12): Competed for head coach Luke Lucky... Helped lead Lamar Consolidated High to a 27-9 overall record and 13-1 mark in league play... Blocked eight shots in a win against Fort Bend Dulles High early in the season. Pre-LCHS (2008-11): Spent three years at Cypress Lakes for head coach Emmanuel Olatunbosun before transferring.
Full name is Valentine Chimezie Izundu... Born Feb. 19, 1995, in Charlotte, N.C... Son of Stella Izundu... Undeclared major... Last name is pronounced Ih-ZOON-Doo.