|Hometown:||St. Paul, MN|
|High School:||Tartan HS|
Appeared in 24 of 32 games, started five times and averaged 10.7 minutes per contest (Cal Poly finished 4-1 during his five starts) … scored career-high nine points and matched career high with three blocks at Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 20) … added eight points versus Cal State Northridge (Jan. 26) and matched the total versus UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 16) … scored seven points at UC Santa Barbara (Jan. 19) … twice grabbed a career-high six rebounds, most recently versus UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 16) … led Cal Poly with 13 blocks.
Redshirted first season on campus.
Tartan HS (Oakdale, MN)
Averaged 8.7 points per game during 2010-11 senior season in helping the Titans to a 25-4 overall mark and a runner-up showing in the Classic Suburban Conference with a 9-1 record … registered 13 double-digit scoring outings as a senior and led program in rebounding to earn All-Classic Suburban Conference praise … also helped Tartan HS to the 2010-11 Minnesota Class 4A section championship game … three-time recipient of the Titan program’s Most Improved Player honor … former member of the Minnesota Pump N Run AAU program … also lettered in football (2008) and track and field (2010-11).
Son of Lynette and Habakkuk Awich … has one sister, Audrey … majoring in sociology … lists biggest thrills at Cal Poly as “beating No. 11 UCLA at Pauley Pavilion last year and playing in the Big West Tournament at the Honda Center” … earned academic achievement honors for three years at Tartan HS … member of Relay for Life (American Cancer Society fundraising project) at Tartan HS … lived on three different continents (Africa, Europe and North America) … Joel Christopher Abiola Awich was born on April 22, 1993 in Nairobi, Kenya.