Sommy is coming off a 2012-13 season where he played 7.2 minutes per game in 31 of Liberty’s 36 games including 3 starts. He averaged 1.1 points, 1.7 rebounds and recorded 12 blocks. Ogukwe missed all of the 2011-12 season after he tore his ACL prior to the season. During the 2010-11 season, Sommy played in 30 games while averaging 7.4 minutes, 1.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, and had 22 blocks during the year.
Ogukwe had a very efficient year offensively last year, as he shot 67% on his field goal attempts at the rim. These attempts accounted for 88% of all of his field goal attempts. He still shot an impressive 50% on all his field goal attempts away from the basket. This led to his over 54% shooting from the field on the season. Problem is, he only attempted 22 shots on the season.
Sommy’s role decreased as the season progressed, the last 19 games of the year he only averaged 4 minutes and 0.53 rebounds per game. In the first 12 games of the season, Ogukwe averaged 12.3 minutes and 3.58 rebounds per game.
With the return of all post players from last year and a (hopefully) healthy Antwan Burrus, don’t expect Sommy’s role to increase in 2013-14. However, the redshirt-junior could be counted during his senior season after Burrus, Coronado, and JVP have all graduated.