Ex-Gopher Engen Nurumbi Leads Grand Canyon

Engen Nurumbi, a former 6-foot-7, 230-pound junior college transfer who averaged just 0.7 points and 0.9 rebounds per game in 2.4 minutes per game in 2006-07 for Minnesota, is leading Division II Grand Canyon in scoring this season.

Engen Nurumbi left the Minnesota in January of 2007 and sat out last season. He is leading Grand Canyon in scoring (15.2), rebounds (7.0), blocked shots (1.4) and steals (1.6). Nurumbi is shooting 46.1% from the field, 46.2% from three-point range and 54.3% from the line. The Antelopes are off to a 6-7 start.

Nurumbi was a late signee from Arizona Western (AZ) CC after being named a third team NJCAA All-American as he averaged 17.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Nurumbi appeared in only nine games for the Golden Gophers before deciding to transfer.

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