Davis Nwankwo - Men's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Davis Nwankwo Season 2006-07


Class Junior
Height 6'10"
Weight 245
Hometown College Park, Md.
High School Georgetown Prep

Wallpaper General Summary:
Advised to give up athletic playing career at Vanderbilt following diagnosis of enlarged heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Suffered cardiac arrest during a practice session on March 6, 2006, but was revived by Vanderbilt athletic trainer Mike Meyer, who administered one shock from an automated external defibrillator (AED) and two rescue breaths.

2005-06 (R-Freshman):
Played in 23 games without a start, averaging 8.2 minutes… Grabbed five rebounds against IUPUI (12/22)… Scored his first collegiate basket against UNC Greensboro (11/22)… Scored his first SEC basket at Tennessee (2/1).

Georgetown Preparatory School:
Named three-time First Team All-Interstate Athletic Conference and two-time First-Team All-County… Averaged 13 points and 11 rebounds and four blocked shots as senior while helping the Hoyas to a 20-6 record and their first IAC championship in 15 seasons… Georgetown compiled a 76-25 record during his high school playing career… Four-year starter and letterman in basketball… Named to Academic Honor Roll each year… High school teammates with Georgetown’s Roy Hibbert.

Davis Wizugbo Nwanwko… Born June 15, 1986 in Boston, Mass… Son of Ifey and Adam Nwankwo… Has a sister, Vanessa (17)… Father is a teacher; mother is an accountant… Undecided in his major… Advice to youngsters: ‘Appreciate what you have because you never know when it will be gone’… Chose Vanderbilt over Arizona, Stanford, Miami (Fla.), Virginia, Gonzaga, Georgia Tech and Maryland.