Up Close & Personal with Ochigbo Ameh

Today we begin a series of Up Close & Personal interviews with the Lees-McRae men's basketball team. First up is Ochigbo Ameh, a 6'9 transfer from Newman University (Kansas) and a native of Lagos, Nigeria. Ameh plays in the center for the Bobcats. Off the court he is pursuing a degree in sociology.

1. What made you decide to come to Lees-McRae College? I came because of the head coach and to be a part of the basketball program.

2. What are you most looking forward to this season? I am looking forward to winning the conference and playing in the tournament.

3. In which part of the game does your strength lie? I believe my strength is in my defensive play.

4. Who has had the biggest impact on your basketball career? My previous coaches, my former teammates and God have all had a big impact on my basketball career.

5. What is your favorite part about being a member of the Bobcat basketball team? I like getting to know my coaches and teammates.

6. What personal and team goals have you set for this season? I want to work and play hard.

7. What is the biggest mental challenge you face on the court? The biggest mental challenge I face on the court is not wanting to lose.

8. Who has been the biggest role model in your life? How? My parents…They have stood by me when I needed them and have encouraged me to stick to my dream.

9. What is your idea of a perfect afternoon? My idea of a perfect afternoon is getting ready for workouts.

10. If you could try something new today what would you try and why? I would want to reach out to the less privileged in society because I think that they need all the support they can get.

11. Who is your favorite NBA player and why? Tracy McGrady…He is versatile and can play all positions for his size. Hakeem Olajuwon…He is very skilled, has good post moves and can play defense.