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Michael Nzei
Michael  Nzei

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Makurdi, Nigeria

High School:
Our Savior New American (N.Y.)

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 205

Position:
Forward


03/11/2016

HALL WIN! Carrington, Whitehead Lift Pirates into BIG EAST Semis

Pirates advance to BIG EAST Tournament semifinals for second time in three years

02/28/2016

HALL WIN! Pirates Knock Off No. 5 Xavier, 90-81, at SOLD OUT Prudential Center

Pirates score sixth win over AP top-five team in school history behind 27 pts, 12 reb from Desi Rodriguez

02/10/2016

Whitehead Delivers Career Night in Narrow Setback Against Butler

Sophomore Isaiah Whitehead drains seven 3-pointers as part of a 26-point, 10-assist effort

01/23/2016

Sophomore Trio Scores 57 Points in Defeat to No. 5 Xavier

Rodriguez scores career-high 21; Carrington and Whitehead add 19 and 17, respectively.

01/16/2016

HALL WIN! Pirates Top No. 12 Providence on the Road

Warrington leads all scorers with 22 points.

03/17/2016

Gonzaga 68, Seton Hall 52

The Pirates fall to Gonzaga in the NCAA Round of 64, on March 17th.

02/03/2016

Seton Hall 79, Marquette 62

Photos from Marquette @ Seton Hall on February 3, 2016.

01/16/2016

Seton Hall 81, Providence 72

The Pirates top Providence, on January 16, 2016.

12/22/2015

USF @ Seton Hall

Dec. 22, 2015

12/05/2015

Seton Hall 84, Rugters 55

Check out the photo gallery from the Seton Hall men's basketball game against Rutgers.

2015-16: Appeared in 34 games and made three starts...averaged 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds...shot 63.3 percent on the year...had five points and five rebounds vs. Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament first round (3/17)...produced four points, five rebounds and a block in BIG EAST semifinal win over No. 5 Xavier (3/11)...had four points and four rebounds as Pirates defeated nationally ranked Providence (2/25)...grabbed eight rebounds at St. John's (2/21)...delivered five points, four rebounds and two blocks in win over Marquette (2/3)...had eight points on 4-of-6 shooting and six rebounds in road win at No. 12 Providence (1/16)...Recorded nine points and five rebounds in victory over USF (12/22)…Produced eight points in start against Saint Peter’s (12/13)…Tallied 10 points and five rebounds vs. Troy (12/10)…Posted career-highs with 13 points and 12 rebounds at Rutgers for first career double-double (12/5)...Added eight points and six rebounds at GW (12/2)…Had nine points and five rebounds against Ole Miss (11/22)…Accumulated six points and three rebounds vs. Long Beach State (11/19)…Claimed nine points and five rebounds in win over Dartmouth (11/13).

2014-15:
 Redshirt season.

BEFORE SETON HALL: Rated #47 power forward and #9 recruit from New York in Class of 2014 according to ESPN.com... Lettered two years at Our Savior New American in Centereach, N.Y. playing for head coach Ron Stelzer... Averaged approximately 14 points and 10 rebounds as a senior... Helped lead Our Savior New American to a 28-3 overall record and #9 national ranking by USA Today... Named to 2014 All-America Second Team by National Christian School Athletic Association (NCSAA)... All-Tournament Team selection in Our Savior New American's 2014 NACA Division I National Championship run... Named to 2014 Jordan Brand Classic Regional Team... Most Valuable Player of 2013 Metro Classic scoring 20 points for Long Island... Member of Nigerian national basketball team system... Represented Nigeria at 2012 Afrobasket U18 Championships in Mozambique... Played for Team Africa in its third place finish at 2013 Adidas Nations Tournament and led competition with 10.6 rebounding average, going along with 12.6 points and one block per game... Represented Pan-Africa at the 2013 Nike Global Challenge... Participated in the NBA's Basketball without Borders Africa camp... Competed in AAU ball for NJ Playaz in 2012 and New Heights in 2013.

PERSONAL: Son of Jennifer Nzei and the late Theophilus Nzei... Has two sisters, Kate Nzei and Ndi-Grace Nzei, and one brother, Anbu Nzei... Lived in Nigeria until 2012... Born July 14, 1995 in Makurdi, Nigeria.