Tuesday , Jun , 06 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Ibekwe withdraws from NBA Draft

College Park, MD (Sports Network) – Ekene Ibekwe, a junior forward for the
University of Maryland men’s basketball team, has officially withdrawn his
name from the 2006 NBA draft, the school announced on Tuesday.

Ibekwe, who is currently enrolled at summer school at College Park, had until
June 18 to officially withdraw his name from consideration.

Ibekwe averaged 11.1 points and a team-high 6.6 rebounds per game last season
for the Terps, who finished with a 19-13 record but went 8-8 in the Atlantic
Coast Conference and failed to qualify for the 2006 NCAA Tournament.