00Freddy Obame Obame
"Freddy is an extremely strong presence in the paint. He is a tremendous defender with a stellar work ethic. Having played on past championship teams, he realizes the kind of day in and day out effort it takes to be successful," said head coach Frankie Allen.
2010-11: Team's top shooter from the field, hitting 54.2% of shots ... played in all 31 contests, starting 22 ... averaged 7.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game ... earned first double-double and career highs with 18 points and 15 rebounds against Northern Illinois (11/24) ... scored 15 points from 6-9 shooting plus four assists against Norfolk State (2/5) ... got second double-double of Hawks career on road against Coppin State (2/19) with 10 points and 13 rebounds ... named to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team for second straight year.
2009-10: Averaged 2.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per contest ... Appeared in 29 games for the Hawks, starting 13 ... Named team Rookie of the Year ... Named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic List.
Junior College: Played two seasons for Monroe College in New Rochelle, N.Y. ... Helped lead his team to the Region XV NJCAA Championship in 2008-09.
High School: Was the best shot blocker and rebounder at Bessieux H.S. his senior year with 4.21 blocks and 13 rebounds ... Career high of 26 points, 22 rebounds (school record) and 11 blocks (school record).
Personal: Born April 6, 1986 in Libreville, Gabon ... Son of Maximin Obame Ella and Odile Obame Ella ... Has two sisters, Patricia and Monica, and four brothers, Glenn, Francky, Yann and Mandy ... Is an Accounting Major ... Played basketball, handball and soccer in high school ... His pre-game routine involves prayer, visualization and listening to music ... His dad and mom have influenced him the most because they made him the man he is today ... Lists his best non-athletic accomplishment is obtaining his Associate's Degree in accounting from Monroe College with a 3.82 GPA ... Plans to be a professional basketball player and a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) when he graduates from college ... Best advice received is: "You have to go hard every day you are on the court and always try to get better because when you are off, somebody else is working out somewhere." ... Favorite movie is Bad Boys with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence ... Athletic goal for the season is to win the MEAC ... Athletic goal before Graduation is to average a double-double.