5   Richard Oruche
Richard Oruche

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bensenville, IL

High School:
Fenton

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 217

Position:
Guard/Forward


2006-07 Highlights: Appeared in 18 games for the Huskies as a redshirt freshman...dished out a career-high three assists and grabbed two offensive rebounds against Western Michigan (Mar. 1)...had two points and three boards against Toledo (Jan. 21)...knocked down a jumper against Central Michigan (Jan. 13)...picked up a bucket in six minutes of action against Bucknell (Dec. 30)...had four points in 13 minutes of action against Illinois-Chicago (Dec. 5)...scored one point in the Huskies' 85-74 victory over Duquesne (Nov. 25).

2005-06 (Redshirt): Used campaign as redshirt season and will maintain four years of eligibility.

Prep: Earned All-Suburban Prairie Conference East honors following his junior and senior seasons, averaging 18.2 tallies as a junior and 19.9 points as a senior ... A two-time All-Area pick by the Daily Herald and earned Most Valuable Player recognition for Fenton in 2004 after leading the program to its first IHSA Regional Championship appearance since 1986 ... Repeated as team MVP once again in 2005 ... Recruited by Southern Illinois and Alabama State before choosing Northern Illinois.

Personal: Son of Nike and Osita Oruche ... Born Aug. 30, 1987 ... Majoring in Accounting ... Brother, Robert, is a defensive end on the Huskie football team.

ORUCHE'S CAREER HIGHS

Minutes: 13 vs. Illinois-Chicago(12/5/06)
Points: 4 vs. Illinois-Chicago(12/5/06)
Rebounds: 3 on two occasions
Assists: 3 at Western Michigan(3/1/07)
Steals: 1 on two occasions
Blocks:n/a
FG: 2 vs. Illinois-Chicago(12/5/06)
FG Att.:4 on two occasions
3PT FG Made:n/a
3PT FG Att.: 1 vs. Bucknell(12/30/06)
FT Made: 1 vs. Duquesne(11/25/06)
FT Att.: 2 vs. Duquesne(11/25/06)

Oruche's Career Stats

Year	G-GS	Min.	Avg.	FG-A	Pct.	3FG-A	Pct.	FT-A	Pct.	Reb.	Avg.	A	BK	ST	Pts.	Avg.
2006-07	18-0	104	5.8	7-18	.389	0-1	.000	1-2	.500	10	0.6	4	0	2	15	0.8