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Anosike makes trip to Iowa, visits basketball program

Posted on 07.26.2017

OD Anosike had the opportunity to travel to Iowa City and reunite with coaches Fran McCaffery and Andrew Francis – who had both coached Anosike during his tenure at Siena College. Anosike spent two days touring the campus, observing practice, and listening in on staff meetings as the team prepared for a European foreign trip where they will make stops in Italy, Germany, and Switzerland in early August.

“It was truly an honor to be able to shadow such highly respected basketball coaches like Fran McCaffery and his staff” said Anosike. “They were extremely open and receptive to anything I wanted to know. Although I’m still in the midst of my playing career, coaching at the Division I level is something I would like to strongly pursue in the future. This visit definitely went a long way in teaching me the ins and outs of what it takes to become a college coach.”

Varese finishes season strong

Posted on 06.01.2017

After a slow start, Pallacanestro Varese finished the Italian regular season in relatively strong fashion – winning 8 out of their final 11 games including a 7 game winning streak. OD Anosike was right in the middle of the team’s turnaround, as he improved his numbers during the course of the season to finish with solid averages of 10 points and 11.1 rebounds.

This marks the sixth consecutive season that Anosike has led his respective league in rebounding, dating back to his 2011-12 junior season at Siena College. He also tallied 12 double doubles, which was good for second in the league.

“I would personally assess this season as tumultuous in the beginning, but very exciting and rewarding during the second half of the year” said Anosike. “We finally began to understand how to win games – both at home and on the road. Unfortunately we hit our hot streak a little too late to make the playoffs, but we are still proud of what we were able to accomplish collectively.”

Pallacanestro Varese concluded the year at 13-17, finishing at 11th place in the standings. After concluding his one-year contract with the team, Anosike is now a free agent.

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