To a fan of the Georgetown Hoyas of the 2010's, Moses Ayegba might have been seen as a journeyman center, and not much more. First impressions are deceiving over a college career tested by uncertainty and adversity.

Five years ago, Ayegba was at the center of a recruiting war over his growing reputation. A 6-9 center from Kano, Nigeria, Ayegba was a phenom in the local leagues and was soon involved in the murky world that is overseas recruiting. Adopted by an assistant coach at Good Counsel HS to facilitate his departure to the United States, Ayegba (then known by his middle name of Moses Abraham) was the subject of a spirited recruiting battle between Georgetown and Maryland for his talent.

Ayegba settled at Progressive Christian Academy and signed with Georgetown, averaging 15 points, 16 rebounds, and 12 blocks a game, with an expansive wingspan that led him to be considered one of the freshmen to watch entering the 2010-11 season. Ayegba's debut was cut short, however, by an NCAA ruling which rendered him ineligible for nine games (and one game this season) over the purchase of an airline ticket for Ayegba in 2009. He played only sparingly as a freshmen, with six games and 26 minutes of action.

A more serious fate befell Ayegba as a sophomore, suffering an serious knee injury in the summer of 11 which held him out the entire 2011-12 season. When he returned, Ayegba was not as mobile, but contributed wherever needed to the Hoyas' effort, highlighted by a 10 rebound effort at Syracuse in the Hoyas' 59-46 finale at the Carrier Dome.

Upon his graduation in 2014, Ayegba exercised a fifth year option and played one season at the University of Nebraska, averaging 1.6 ppg following a hand injury suffered early in the season. He picked up a career high 10 rebounds in 11 minutes of play in the 2015 Big Ten tournament versus Penn State.

 

Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

2010-11 6 0 26 2 3 66.7 0 0 0.0 6 9 66.7 0 3 0.5 2 2 2 3 10 1.6
2011-12
Did Not Play
2012-13 28 0 262 13 27 48.1 0 0 0.0 11 26 42.3 28 69 2.5 57 12 8 3 37 1.3
2013-14 31 1 406 22 39 56.4 0 0 0.0 15 33 45.5 22 88 2.8 84 9 23 7 59 1.9
Totals 65 1 693 37 69 53.6 0 0 0.0 32 68 47.0 50 160 2.4 143 23 33 13 106 1.6
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