Felix Okpara


Player profile

  • Height 6-11
  • Weight 220
  • Hometown Lagos, Nigeria
  • Year Fr.
  • H.S./Last School Hamilton Heights Christian Acad./Link Academy

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Twitter: @Felixokpara24
Instagram: @okpara_felix

2022-23 (Freshman)

  • Had a great finish to his freshmen season, starting the final nine games of the season
  • Played in all 35 games and made a total of 11 starts
  • Averaged 4.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per game while shooing 58 percent from the floor
  • Was fifth in the Big Ten in total blocks with 44, which was sixth-best among OSU freshmen in program history
  • Was the only player in the Big Ten with 40 or more blocks to average fewer than 21 minutes per game (15.5 mpg)
  • Had multiple blocks in 12 games
  • Scored four points, grabbed two rebounds and had a block in his Buckeye debut vs. Robert Morris (11/7)
  • Recorded his first double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds and also made his first three-pointer vs. St. Francis (12/3)
  • Made an impact vs. North Carolina (12/17) at The Garden, blocking a pair of shots and recording a season-high four steals
  • Played a then season-high 30 minutes against No. 1 Purdue after Key’s injury, finishing with five points, five rebounds and three blocks
  • Made his first collegiate start at Maryland (1/8)
  • Was 3-of-4 shooting to finish with six points and three blocks in the win over Iowa (1/21)
  • Had eight points on 4-of-5 shooting at Indiana (1/28)
  • Made his third start of the season at No. 3 Purdue (2/19), finishing with four points and a season-high four blocks
  • Notched his second double-double with season-highs of 12 points and 12 rebounds vs. Maryland (3/1)
  • Swatted a season-high five shots and had eight points in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal win over Michigan State (3/10)


  • A consensus four-star recruit and a Top-60 ranked prospect according to 247sports.com
  • Transferred to Link Academy prior to the start of his senior season and helped lead Link to the finals of the GEICO National Tournament.
  • Has a strong presence on the defensive end of the floor with his shot blocking ability
  • Had averages over eight points, six rebounds and two blocked shots per game as a senior
  • Averaged over 11 points, nearly eight rebounds and over two blocks per game as a junior at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy
  • Tied for second in blocks per game in the EYBL at 1.9
  • Had 11 blocks in a game vs. Oak Hill Academy in Dec. of 2020
  • A native of Nigeria, he moved to the states in 2018 and began playing basketball
  • Played soccer growing up in Nigeria