2007-08 Season Notes: Appeared in 11 games on the year, all as a reserve ... Mbakwe was slated to redshirt due to an isolated fibular collateral ligament sprain, which required surgery to repair ... Mbakwe subsequently missed the first 23 games of the season ... On Feb. 15 Mbakwe was cleared to play and was made available for that evening's game vs. Pittsburgh ... Played eight minutes in collegiate debut vs. Pittsburgh (2/15) ... Played 14 minutes at St. John's (2/20) and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds, including four offensive boards, and scored five points ... Pulled down seven boards in 14 minutes vs. Georgetown (3/1) ... Played a season-high 17 minutes vs. Syracuse (3/8) ... Tallied two blocks in four minutes vs. Notre Dame (3/13) ... concluded the year averaging 1.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game ... Earned first letter.
High School: Ranked among the top prep prospects in the nation by numerous recruiting services, including Rivals.com, Scout.com, HoopScoopOnline.com and Hoopmasters.com ... averaged 21.6 points, 12.7 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game as a senior at St. Bernard's High School in St. Paul, Minn. ... shot 64 percent from the field ... helped guide the team to a 32-1 overall record and an appearance in the state tournament semifinals ... named to the event's all-tournament squad ... also earned a spot on the all-metro team ... all-state selection at Henry Sibley High School as a junior ... contributed 21.2 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game that season ... invited to Nike All-American Camp ... reached double figures in points in all but one game ... program posted a 17-11 record ... chipped in 24.3 points and 13.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore ... tabbed first team all-metro by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Personal: Born January 24, 1989 ... son of Ana Davis and Marc Mbakwe ... major is undecided.