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TU's Uzoh Leading By Example

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Now only a few games shy of being an upperclassmen, it'll be the quiet Uzoh becoming a vocal leader. Now only a few games shy of being an upperclassmen, it'll be the quiet Uzoh becoming a vocal leader.
The 19 year-old is playing like an upperclassman as the team's leading scorer. The 19 year-old is playing like an upperclassman as the team's leading scorer.

Ben Uzoh is quiet by nature.

"I'm kinda used to leading by example and taking care of business in a quiet way," said Uzoh, a TU sophomore guard.

But his game speaks for itself.

"I consider him our best player," said TU coach Doug Wojcik. "He's been pretty consistent like that for two years now and he's still 10 games shy of being a junior."

The 19 year-old is playing like an upperclassman as the team's leading scorer.

"Even though he's a young guy he does so many things out there where you wouldn't believe he's just a sophomore," said TU senior forward Calvin Walls.

"I think we have a great team and I'm a big part of this team," said Uzoh.  "A lot of it falls on my shoulders and I'm up for it if that's the case. I'm a gym rat. That's all I know is to work hard."

All those extra hours in the gym have certainly paid off for Uzoh, a work ethic he developed from his parents.

"My parents were both raised in Lagos, Nigeria," said Uzoh.  "My motivation is thinking about my family. My mom and my dad had trouble. It was a hard route for them to get over here."

Now only a few games shy of being an upperclassmen, it'll be the quiet Uzoh becoming a vocal leader.

"He knows he needs to take those reigns, but he's a respectful guy too," said Wojcik.  "He's not going to step on those senior's toes. I see him making that next step next year as a junior."

"I'm going to have to change that about myself I want to get where I want to go," said Uzoh.  "I'm kind of excited in a way because when I get to being more outspoken and to lead by example as well it's going to be something very special."

By Kyle Dierking, NewsOn6.com Video Journalist

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