May 9, 2014
DEKALB, Ill. -- Northern Illinois University men’s basketball head coach Mark Montgomery announced today the signing of Chukwuemeka “Chuks” Iroegbu to a National Letter of Intent to join the Huskies for the 2014-15 season. Iroegbu comes to NIU from City College of San Francisco and will have two remaining years of eligibility.
“We are excited to be adding Chuks Iroegbu to our program,” said Montgomery. “Chuks is an extremely versatile player who can play multiple positions and will help us in a variety of ways. He was a part of a winning program at City College of San Francisco and that is important for us as we continue to raise the bar and create a winning culture here at NIU.”
A 6-foot-4 native of Elk Grove, Calif., Iroegbu played the last two seasons at City College of San Francicso. This past season, Iroegbu averaged 11.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Iroegbu shot 55.9 percent (105-of-188) from the field, 24th-best in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), while also connecting on 12-of-25 three-point field goal attempts (48 percent) as he helped the Rams to a 29-2 record.
In his first season as City College of San Francisco, 2012-13, Iroegbu averaged 8.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game as he helped the Rams to a 31-1 record, advancing to the CCCAA State Semifinals.
Prior to attending City College of San Francisco, Iroegbu spent the 2011-12 season at Washington State where he redshirted and did not see game action.
Iroegbu was a three-year starter at Franklin High School in Elk Grove, Calif., where he averaged 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. He led Franklin to a 25-7 overall record and the the second round of the NorCal regional tournament.
Iroegbu is NIU’s lone signee for the 2014-15 season. Michael Orris and Anthony Johnson will also join the Huskie lineup this coming season, Orris and Johnson each sat out the 2013-14 campaign following transfers.