The new Yardbarker app is here! Install on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can also find us in Google Newsstand.


TONYE JEKIRI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Miami big man Tonye Jekiri goes coast to coast for slam

Miami big man Tonye Jekiri grabbed a rebound and went coast to coast before rising up for an epic two-handed jam in yesterday’s 72-59 victory over ACC and in-state rival Florida State. Check out the highlight below! Jekiri finished with eight points and 10 rebounds in the win and will be a key figure in Miami’s next contest against Virginia on Tuesday. Be sure to stay tuned...
Via Campus Sports Net
29 days ago  |  Discuss

4-star center Rodney Miller picks Miami

Class of 2016 four-star center Rodney Miller, out of New Jersey’s Oak Hill Academy, has committed to the Miami Hurricanes. Miller made the announcement on his personal Twitter page. It's been a tough choice but I've decided that I will Ball out at the U next year! @MiamiHurricanes @CanesCoachL pic.twitter.com/ewipvqR8pV — Rodney O. Miller Jr. (@Riseabovetherim) August 10, 2015...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami beats Temple in NIT semis despite Tonye Jekiri's concussion

  Sheldon McClellan scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, and short-handed Miami rallied to beat Temple 60-57 on Tuesday to reach the NIT championship game. Already without point guard Angel Rodriguez, the Hurricanes lost center Tonye Jekiri to a concussion early on and trailed by 11 late in the first half. The Owls' Quenton DeCosey was off on a potential tying 3-pointer...
Via Associated Press
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Officials Respond To Rick Pitino’s Criticism, Say That Tonye Jekiri Was Cleared By Louisville Doctors

One of the strangest plays of the college basketball weekend came when Louisville star forward Montrezl Harrell pegged Miami center Tonye Jekiri in the face with a ball. Harrell was given a flagrant foul for the play, but the situation got even uglier after the game. Miami trainers believed that Jekiri was concussed on the play, but he was allowed to return to the game, leading...
Via College Spun
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

'Canes: Louisville doctor cleared Tonye Jekiri to play after hit in face

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Upset by the notion that they would use a concussed player, Miami officials said Monday that Tonye Jekiri returned to the Hurricanes' game against Louisville over the weekend only after being cleared by a Cardinals team doctor. Jekiri was shaken up after Louisville's Montrezl Harrell threw a ball in his face late in the first half of what became the Cardinals...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami: Louisville team doctor cleared player hit in face to play

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Upset by the notion that they would use a concussed player, Miami officials said Monday that Tonye Jekiri returned to the Hurricanes' game against Louisville over the weekend only after being cleared by a Cardinals team doctor. Jekiri was shaken up after Louisville's Montrezl Harrell threw a ball in his face late in the first half of what became the Cardinals...
Via Associated Press
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jekiri's 15 rebounds help Miami beat Boston College 60-56

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Tonye Jekiri had 13 points and 15 rebounds Saturday to help the Miami Hurricanes withstand a second-half comeback by Boston College to win 60-56 Saturday. Jekiri's last rebound was the biggest, coming with four seconds left after Olivier Hanlan missed a potential tying 3-pointer for the Eagles. The Hurricanes (11-4, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat Boston...
Via Associated Press
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes will be young and small but talented

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) When Tonye Jekiri kicks the ball around with the University of Miami women's soccer team, he makes an impact, thanks to his size-16 feet. Soccer is Jekiri's first love and the sport he played growing up in Nigeria. He moved to Florida in 2010 to begin a basketball career, and now he's a 6-foot-11 starting center for the Miami Hurricanes. Jekiri said his passion...
Via Associated Press
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami hoops to host Illinois in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The University of Miami men's basketball team will host Illinois on Dec. 2 as part of the 16th annual Atlantic Coast Conference/Big Ten Challenge, as announced Thursday by ESPN. It will be a rematch of the 2013 NCAA Tournament third-round game the Hurricanes took 63-59 to advance to the Sweet 16. Then-freshman center Tonye Jekiri is the lone returning player from that squad. He scored...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Full of newcomers, Hurricanes need time to come together

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- University of Miami freshman guard Manu Lecomte drove to the basket and tried a shuffle pass to sophomore center Tonye Jekiri during the first half of Thursday night's game against Central Florida. Jekiri, who is used to catching lobs, didn't expect the pass and the ball went out of bounds. A similar play occurred later in the game, when a player threw to an...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>


College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

Did Beyonce almost fall down during Super Bowl halftime show?

Curry to serve as drummer for Panthers

Report: Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history




Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker