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Hermann Opoku
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Hermann Opoku

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vienna, Austria

High School:
South Kent (CT)

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 236

Position:
F

Birthdate:
03/07/1986

Experience:
3 yrs.



As a Junior in 2008-09:
• scored critical points in opener at BU with 7 pts., including 3 clutch FTs, and a blk. scored 3 of his pts. in overtime on a layup-and-one (11-14-08)
• hit 3-4 FGs for 7 pts., 3 rebs. vs. UMBC (11-26-08)
• scored 7 pts., w/ 7 rebs. vs. Maryland (12-7-08)
•hit his only FG att. and blocked a shot vs. American (12-17-08)
• hit 2-2 FGs for 5 pts., 3 rebs., blk. @ Longwood (1-3-09)
• 2-2 FGs, 3 rebs. vs. Dayton (1-22-09)

As a Sophomore in 2007-08:
• scored on his only FG att. w/ a reb. at UCLA (11-28-07)
• went 3-3 FGs for 6 pts., 6 rebs., blk., stl. against UMES (12-5-07)
• blocked two shots @ Virginia Tech (12-9-07)
• made his 2nd career start and hit his only FG att.@ Binghamton(12-13-07)
• hit his only FG att., grabbed 4 rebs. @ Fordham (1-16-08)

As a Freshman in 2006-07:
Sat out the first 11 games of the regular season as a precautionary measure and was a decision was made in consultation with the NCAA based on his past athletics participation. ... made first collegiate appearance vs. Fordham (1-3-07) ... made first collegiate start and scored 2 pts. vs. Temple (2-17-07)

High School:
Averaged 5.0 points and 4.2 rebounds a game while playing limited minutes off the bench in his only season at South Kent School in South Kent, CT. ... Originally from Vienna, Austria, Opoku is a 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward who played one season at South Kent under coach Raphael Chillious. "Hermann is a long 6-8 player who can play small forward and power forward," said Chillious. "With his length, he can guard bigger players as well. He is freakishly athletic with close to a 40-inch vertical leap. He played on the perimeter and in the post for us. He's a very good defensive player who is just learning the game but should be a very good Atlantic 10-caliber player with time." "We're delighted to have Hermann as a part of our GW family," Hobbs said. "He's long and athletic and he fits in to what we're trying to accomplish here at GW. We feel that, athletically and academically, he will have a solid career." ... played soccer in high shool before switching to basketball ... competed in the Under-18 Final Four finals in Austria as a sophomore and as a junior.

Personal:
Born March 7, 1986 in Vienna, Austria ... full name is Hermann Kofi Opoku ... son of Samuel and Gladys Opoku ... has one brother, Joe (29) and a sister, Gina Anderson-Kudjo (35) ... would like to play professionally after college ... enjoys music and watching soccer ... Sport, Event and Hospitality Management major.

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