ECU Pirates @ UNC Charlotte: Braxton Ogbueze

By Brant Short

Braxton Ogbueze

HT 6’1”  

WT  185 lbs   

Position: Guard    

Year: SR     

Hometown: Charlotte, NC


Finished first in Conference USA in three-pointers made per game (3.30)

Finished first in C-USA play in assist-to-turnover ratio in C-USA only games (2.76)

Finished fourth in Conference USA in three-point percentage (.427)

Image provided by UNC Charlotte

Braxton Ogbueze second half performance helped deliver the knockout blow to the visiting ECU Pirates. Braxton’s electric play in the second half is just an example of how explosive he can be. Although Ogbueze shares the backcourt with two other aggressive guards it doesn’t seem to shake Braxton’s patience, vision, and team play. Braxton comes into this game averaging over 14 points per game and his scoring potential  was displayed in a variety of ways. Braxton’s full arsenal was on exhibit… floater, mid-range pull up off the bounce, netting a three after the catch, and shredding through the defense to set his teammates up.  Poise, coolness, and leadership was on point as Braxton wasn’t rattled as the game was in constant flux. Braxton has the potential  of impacting the game on both sides of the court. Ogbueze can disrupt the opponent’s point of attack and he’s also able to get under the opposition and wreak havoc on the ball handlers. The question is not “If Braxton can inflict damage on opponents… it’s how?  


Playmaker Explosiveness

Scoring ability

On ball defense


Expanded role

Off ball defense

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