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Former Standout Ehambe Wins D-League Title

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 05/03/2011
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Former Oral Roberts standout Moses Ehambe scored 15 points in helping the NBA D-League’s Iowa Energy to its first-ever NBA Development League Championship with a 119-111 victory over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers Friday in front of a crowd of 9,054 at Wells Fargo Arena on Friday, April 29.

Ehambe enjoyed a stellar three-game series, averaging 24.7 points during finals play. The 6-6 forward scored 26 in an opening game win, and poured in 33 during a 141-122 loss on April 27. In three games Ehambe shot 50 percent from the field, 50 percent from 3-point range (13-26) and was 13-of-14 from the free throw line.

Though Ehambe is a relative newcomer to the team after joining Iowa in a trade shortly before the end of the regular season, he also made big contributions during the playoff run. The victory was all the more sweet as Ehambe was part of last year's Tulsa team that fell to the Vipers in the Finals.

"We worked so hard, I came later in the season, but we became a unit,” Ehambe told NBA.com. "It's a little payback from Tulsa. Rio Grande Valley is a great team. These guys are amazing; I've never been on a team that was so in tune with each other. I'm glad I got traded here and got the chance to win a championship."

Ehambe lettered four seasons at ORU (2005-08), helping the Golden Eagles to four straight Summit League regular-season titles and three straight (2006-08) NCAA Tournament appearances. He was the 2008 Summit League Tournament MVP after scoring 25 points a championship game victory over IUPUI. Ehambe averaged 7.5 points while 40.9 percent from three-point range in his ORU career.


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