Dan Nwaelele
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    Dan Nwaelele

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bothell, WA

    High School:
    Inglemoor

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 206

    Position:
    Forward

    Birthdate:
    03/05/1984

    02/03/2007

    Wyoming at Air Force

    Wyoming at Air Force

    Career
    No. 2 on Air Force's career list for three-point percentage at 45.1 percent (97-215) ... 57th on the school's career scoring list with 567 points.

    2005-06 (Junior)
    Started all 31 games ... honorable mention all-MWC selection ... MWC Player of the Week, Jan. 9 ... career-high 23 points vs. Northern Colorado ... back-to-back 20-point games vs. BYU and SDSU ... third on the team in scoring, averaging 11.8 points per game ... fourth on team with 71 assists ... pulled down career-high eight rebounds against UCCS ... averaged 2.6 rebounds per contest ... tied career-high with five assists vs. Western State ... led the MWC in 3-point percentage at 48.2% (67-139), the second-best percentage in school history for one season ... fifth in the conference in three-pointers made per game (2.16) ... had only five games without making a three-pointer ... set a new school record by making 29 consecutive free throws ... shot 89.2% (58-65) from FT line, No. 2 on AFA's all-time single-season list ... scored in double figures in 15 of his last 19 games ... led the team in scoring in six games and assists in seven ... 13 points and four assists at NCAA Tournament vs. Illinois.

    2004-05 (Sophomore)
    Played in 19 games with 12 starts ... missed first eight games of the season due to an Academy suspension ... missed three more later in the season due to a sprained ankle ... averaged 7.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per contest ... played first game of season vs. Georgia Tech ... scored six points and grabbed three rebounds in 27 minutes against the Yellow Jackets ... first career start at Iowa ... season-high with 18 points at Colorado State ... team-high 17 points against UT-Pan American ... career-high three steals at Colorado State ... career-high five assists against UTPA ... season-high seven rebounds in career-best 41 minutes at Wyoming ... career-high five offensive rebounds at New Mexico ... shot 81.8 percent (18-22) from the free throw line.

    2003-04 (Freshman)
    Appeared in 24 games ... scored season- and game-high 18 points at Navy ... sank 8-of-9 free throws against the Midshipmen ... led team with four assists in first collegiate contest vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... season-high two steals vs. Charleston Southern ... seven points vs. Savannah State ... shot 80 percent (16-20) from the free throw line ... four points vs. Wyoming, first points against MWC opponent ... averaged 2.4 points and 0.8 rebounds per game.

    Before Air Force
    Three-year letterwinner in basketball ... three-time team MVP ... all-state and first-team all-league selection as a senior ... averaged 17 points and six rebounds per game ... second-team all-league as sophomore and junior ... second leading scorer in Inglemoor HS history ... played in the 2002 Washington State 4A All-Star Game ... nominated for McDonald's All-America Team ... attended and played basketball at the USAFA Prep School ... led the team in scoring ... high school basketball coach was Greg Lowell.

    Personal
    Parents are Dan, Sr., and Connie Nwaelele ... has three brothers, Ken (20), Ike (18) and Andy (13) ... Ike is a freshman at the Air Force Academy ... was part of the cadre for Global Engagement last summer ... also took an astronautics class ... would like to open and run his own business someday ... hobbies include spending time with family and friends ... active in his squadron as a member of the inspection team ... also recruited by Oregon, Oregon State, Gonzaga, Washington State and Portland ... favorite food is anything his mom makes ... the person in history he would most like to meet is Michael Jordan ... favorite TV show is SportsCenter ... credits his parents with the greatest influence on his sports career ... member of cadet squadron 20.

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