Players Postgame Press Conference - Bears vs. Grambling State
An experienced post presence who can score inside and out, the fifth-year transfer will be looked upon for his leadership and impact in his lone season at MSU.
2012-13: Played in 30 of 31 games as a junior in 2012-13 for coach B.J. Hill, posting four double-figure scoring games for a 13-18 squad ... Notched a 10-point effort at Wichita State (12/8/12) and season-high 14 points against Tabor (12/17/12) with a pair of 3-pointers ... Had 11 points at Sacramento State (1/26/13) and vs. Weber State (2/2/12) ... Posted 10 points behind a 2-for-3 effort beyond the arc at Southern Utah (12/29/12) ... Was sixth on the club in scoring (4.9) and rebounding (2.0) and fifth in free throw attempts (42) ... Averaged 5.9 points per game on the road and scored in double figures five times ... His 15.1 minutes per game was second-most of any Bears' reserve ... Scored 613 points during his 89-game tenure at UNC and made 50.3 percent of his field goal attempts, 70 percent of his free throws and 42.7 percent of his 3-point shots.
2011-12: Averaged 15.1 minutes, 4.9 points and 2.0 rebounds as a junior for a 9-19 team ... His best season at UNC, he posted 9.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per night to finish third on the squad in both categories ... Knocked down 16-of-35 (.457) 3-pointers and made 75.3 percent of his free throws while scoring in double figures 11 times while collecting 21.4 minutes per outing ... Was third on the team and ninth in the league in field goal percentage (.520) and second on the team in blocks (10) ... Played in 28 games and earned 3 starts ... Posted a career-high 28 points on 8-of-14 shooting and 8 rebounds in win over Idaho State (1/26/12) behind a 10-for-13 effort at the line ... Started off his sophomore campaign with 6 points and 5 rebounds at home against New Mexico State (11/12/11) ... Scored 15 points in a road game against Iowa State (11/22/11) ... Dropped 17 points and 10 rebounds on Johnson & Wales (12/3/11) with a 7-for-9 shooting effort in his only career double-double ... Narrowly missed a double-double at Weber State (2/23/12) with 10 points and 9 boards ... Scored in double figures in seven of the club's last 11 games to close out the year, including 11 at Portland State (2/28/12) in season finale.
2010-11: Averaged 6.3 points and 3.3 rebounds as a freshman for the Bears, playing in 31 games with 2 starts ... Was part of a 21-11 club that won the Big Sky regular season and postseason title before playing San Diego state in the NCAA Tournament his redshirt freshman year ... Scored 2 points and played 9 minutes against San Diego State (3/17/11) ... Averaged 15.3 minutes per game ... Shot 53.7 percent from the field, which would have ranked fourth in the Big Sky Conference had he qualified in shot attempts ... Scored season-high 14 points twice -- at Arizona (11/21/10) and vs. Portland State (2/5/11) ... Was 10-for-11 at the line against Arizona ... Tallied 12 points and 9 rebounds against Valparaiso (11/26/10) in Las Vegas ... Also scored 12 points and a had a team-high seven rebounds at Illinois (12/12/10) ... Scored in double figures nine times, including three consecutive games during the Bears' appearance in the 2010 Las Vegas Invitational ... Led Northern Colorado in rebounds four times during the season (at Santa Clara, vs. Valpo, at Illinois, at Portland State).
2009-10: Redshirted his first season at Northern Colorado.
High School: Attended high school at Northfield (Minn.) High with an American host family, Liz and Robert Shepley ... Started three seasons for Coach Mark Ensrud's Raiders ... Didn't begin playing organized basketball until around freshman season of high school ... Was one of ESPNU's 2009 top high school forwards ... Played AAU ball for the Minnesota Magic.
Personal: Emmanuel Kumi Addo was born 9/18/89 in Toronto, Canada ... Son of Christian and Robert Addo and raised in Ghana, Africa ... has two brothers, Kwame and Kwabena, and two sisters, Gifty and Amanda ... Lived with host family in Northfield, Minn, Bob and Elizabeth Shepley ... Host brothers are Christian, Eric and Collin. ... Majoring in Sports Management.