Obi Muonelo
2   Obi Muonelo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edmond, Okla.

High School:
Santa Fe High School

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 220

Position:
G

Birthdate:
06/21/1988


Quick Notes
• enters the 2009-10 season as the lone senior for OSU.
• should become the 34th 1,000-point scorer in OSU history as he needs just 61 points to reach that milestone.
• should become the 20th player in school history to record 500 or more rebounds in a career, needing 76 to reach that mark.
• is one of just two players in school history to have made eight three-pointers in a single game, accomplishing that feat twice.
• is the fourth-leading returning rebounder in the Big 12 Conference this season.
• enters the 2009-10 season with 165 career treys, the seventh-most in school history; needs just 33 shots from long range to move into the top three, but must make 64 to move past Adrian Peterson and into second place.

2008-09 (Junior Season)
• started 24 games and averaged 30.1 minutes per contest.
• recorded nine double-figure rebounding games and eight double-doubles.
• became the first guard in school history to lead the team in rebounding since the statistic was kept beginning in the 1952-53 season.
• became the 22nd player in school history and the first Cowboy guard to record 250 boards in a single season.
• recorded 24 double-figure scoring games, including 17 straight from late November to late January.
• scored a career-high 32 points at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and also grabbed 14 rebounds in that game. Was 12-of-22 from the floor, including 8-of-11 from three-point range.
• grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds against Gonzaga in the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla., marking just the third time in school history that a guard has grabbed 15 boards.
• needs 61 points to join the 1,000-point club.
• also needs just 76 rebounds to become the 20th player in school history to record 500 boards in a career.
• only five times in school history has a player connected on eight or more treys in a single game ... Muonelo has accomplished the feat twice and Randy Rutherford did it three times.

2007-08 (Sophomore Season)
• started the final 14 games of the season, averaging 29.5 minutes per game during that span.
• recorded 16 double-figure scoring games, including two 20-point contests.
• scored a season-high 25 points at Oklahoma on Jan. 28.
• grabbed a season-high nine rebounds against Oral Roberts in the O'Reilly All-College Classic on Dec. 20.
• had 21 multiple-assist games during the season, including eight consecutive games to end the season; averaged 2.6 assists during that span.
• was named to the Big 12 all-reserve specialty team in a vote by the media who regularly cover the league.

2006-07 (Freshman Season)
• scored 16 points in his collegiate debut, the second-most by a freshman in a season opener by a Cowboy.
• reached double figures for the 10th-consecutive game with 11 points vs. Syracuse.
• streak of 10-straight games in double figures to start a career is the longest in school history.
• was named to the all-tournament team at the South Padre Island Invitational.
• dished out a career-high seven assists vs. Pepperdine and was 10-of-12 from the free-throw line vs. the Waves.
• established a career high with steals (6) vs. Texas Southern and also had a season-high eight rebounds.
• suffered a left leg injury that required surgery prior to the Tennessee game.
• missed 18 games due to the injury before returning at Baylor on March 3.
• scored a season-high 24 points at Nebraska on March 5, his first-career start.
• hit 8-of-11 three-point attempts against the Huskers, a team season high in both categories.

High School
• participated in the Jordan All-American Classic game and played in Madison Square Garden alongside Big 12 foes Kevin Durant (Texas) and Tweety Carter (Baylor). Played against Sherron Collins (Kansas).
• named to The Oklahoman's Super 5 team both his junior and senior seasons.
• named first-team All-State by the Tulsa World.
• averaged 19.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.1 steals per game his senior year.
• ranked third in Class 6A in scoring, second in assists with 138, and 11th in steals with 60.
• became the 14th player to be named an Oklahoman Super 5 player on multiple occasions.
• is the fourth Cowboy to have been twice named to the Super 5 team, joining Richard Dumas (1986, 1987), Fred Burley (1989, 1990) and Terrence Crawford (1999, 2000).
• became the ninth Oklahoman Player of the Year to join the Cowboys.
• led his team to a state runner-up finish in 2006, falling to Putnam City in the Class 6A state championship game.
• named The Oklahoman's Player of the Year in 2005.
• averaged 18 points, 10.2 rebounds, three assists and 2.3 steals per game his junior year.
• two-time first-team all-Big City and the Big City Player of the Year in 2005.
• led Santa Fe to the Class 6A state title as a junior as the Wolves finished 25-4, defeating top-ranked Putnam City and No. 2 Bartlesville en route to the state title.
• was ranked as the nation's fourth-best shooting guard and the No. 19 prospect overall by Rivals.com.
• chose Oklahoma State over Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois and Texas.

Personal
Born June 21, 1988, Obi is the son of Edwin and Julie Muonelo. He has two brothers, Ike and Chudi, and a sister, Chioma. Obi enjoys watching movies, playing video games and fishing in his spare time. He is majoring in university studies at Oklahoma State.

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