6'8"185 lbsSenior
Graduated in 2017
16-17 Varsity Basketball
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30-36-0
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6010
  • Dec 5, 2013
  • Dec 7, 2013
  • Dec 26, 2013
  • Jan 16, 2015
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  • Feb 9, 2016
  • Feb 17, 2016
  • Feb 19, 2016
  • 2015-16 Season
  • Nov 23, 2016
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  • Nov 26, 2016
  • Nov 30, 2016
  • Dec 1, 2016
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  • Dec 28, 2016
  • Dec 29, 2016
  • Jan 6, 2017
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  • Mar 14, 2017
  • Dec 5, 2013

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #42 Chikeze Okpala for being selected the Esperanza JV Basketball Player of the Game.

    KZ had 11 points to go with 2 steals and tenacious defense.

    Chikeze Okpala
  • Dec 7, 2013

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #42 Chikeze Okpala for being selected the Esperanza JV Basketball Player of the Game.

    KZ with 11 points and 5 Steals.

    Chikeze Okpala
  • Dec 26, 2013

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #42 Chikeze Okpala for being selected the Esperanza JV Basketball Player of the Game.

    KZ had 14 points

    Chikeze Okpala
  • Jan 16, 2015

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie hit the game winning 3 point shot at the buzzer to defeat El Dorado 62-61. He scored 10 points in the game and hauled in 5 rebounds. Jarrett Brodbeck had a team high 22 points and Garrett Geiger had a career high 5 blocked shots.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Jan 23, 2015

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a career high 15 points including 2 3's in the road victory over El Modena. He also led the team in steals with 3. Jarrett Brodbeck led the team in scoring with 16 points despite being double and tripled teamed. He also hauled in 6 rebounds. Tyler Thomas had a huge 3rd quarter and finished with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Preston Sims had an impressive dunk with an and one and finished with 9 points and 6 rebounds. Sammy Jones led the team in assists with 6.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Feb 12, 2015

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a career high 23 points to lead the Aztecs to victory over the 9th ranked Canyon Comanches and take 2nd in the tough Crestview League. He was a stellar 11 for 11 from the free throw line and also hauled in 6 rebounds. Jarrett Brodbeck added 22 points as well as 8 rebounds. He held the top scorer from Canyon to only 1 point for the game! Jarrett hit a 3 which put him at 68 for the season-he is now the all-time leading 3 point scorer in a single season for the the Aztecs with 68!!! He also has scored the most points in a single season and is only 4 points behind the number 2 all-time scorer in school history. Tyler Thomas had a another double-double despite fouling out as he scored 14 points and hauled in 10 rebounds! Great character win Aztecs....now on to CIF!

    Kezie Okpala
  • Feb 20, 2015

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a game high 20 points to lead the Aztecs to victory over Pioneer in the 2nd round of the the CIF Division 3A play-offs. Tyler Thomas added 17 points and a game high 14 rebounds. Jarrett Brodbeck also scored 13 points and hauled in 8 rebounds. Next up is the quarter finals at Servite....Go Aztecs!!!

    Kezie Okpala
  • Feb 24, 2015

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie hit the game tying 3 point shot with 1.8 seconds left in the game and was fouled. He made the ensuing freethrow to give the Aztecs a great come from behind victory over Servite in the quarter finals 62-61. He tied his career high with 23 points and also hauled in 5 rebounds as well as guard Servite's best player, holding him to half his scoring average. Tyler Thomas added 17 points and 14 rebounds and got the rebound and made the pass to Kezie as time was running out. Jarrett Brodbeck added 13 points and hit 3 big 3's in the second half.Esperanza now advances for the first time to the CIF semifinals on the road at Beverly Hills High School this Friday.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Nov 30, 2015

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie began the season with a double/double as he was the leading scorer in the game with 19 points and was tied for leading rebounder with 10. He made 3 3's and also had a game high 3 blocks and chipped in with 2 assists.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 1, 2015

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had a game high of 26 points to lead the Aztecs to a 72-42 win over Schurr. He also added 6 rebounds and 5 blocks.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 3, 2015

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie led the team with 27 points and 6 rebounds.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 4, 2015

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a career high 30 points and added 7 rebounds 2 blocks and 2 steals.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 9, 2015

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had a game high 28 points and team high 6 rebounds.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 16, 2015

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a career high 35 points and had a career high with 16 rebounds in the 74-59 victory over University

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 19, 2015

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had game highs with 20 points, 7 rebounds and tied in assists with 3. He was also selected All Tournament for the second straight tournament.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 28, 2015

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a career high with 35 points in the overtime win against Pasadena.He also added 9 rebounds and 4 blocks.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 30, 2015

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a game high of 26 points points. He was a perfect 8 for 8 from the free throw line and added 5 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. He was the leading scorer in the Orange Holiday Classic totaling 103 points in the 4 game tournament. He was named All Tournament.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Jan 6, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had a double double by scoring a game high 21 points and had a career high 16 rebounds. He also added 3 assists, 2 blocks and 4 steals.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Jan 8, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie recorded another double double by scoring a game high 19 points and hauled in 12 rebounds. He also added 3 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals to his day.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Jan 12, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie was the game high scorer with 24 points playing less than 3 quarters in the 76-43 victory over Brea Olinda. He added 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Jan 19, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a game high of 29 points and added 8 rebounds in the league opening win on the road over Villa Park 65-45.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Jan 22, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a game high 25 points in limited action and added 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Jan 26, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a game high of 22 points in the win over crosstown rival and 5th ranked Yorba Linda. He also had team highs with 6 rebounds and 3 blocks.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Jan 29, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a game high 27 points in the road victory over 7th ranked Foothill 69-62. This is the 3rd consecutive road victory in the last ten days versus a top ten oppenent (the previous 2 were ranked #5). Kezie also had a team high 7 rebounds.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Feb 2, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had game highs of 20 points as well as 12 rebounds in the 6-44 win over cross town rival Canyon. He also chipped in with 3 blocks, 3 assists and 1 steal.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Feb 9, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had team highs of 17 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks and 2 steals.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Feb 17, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had a game high 23 points in leading the Aztecs to the first round victory in the CIF Division 3AA Play-Offs.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Feb 19, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a game high 24 points..

    Kezie Okpala
  • 2015-16

    Player of the Year

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Year.

    Kezie really stepped up this year filling the huge loss of Jarrett Brodbeck, who averaged 22 ppg and was 1st Team All County. Kezie set the school record for the highest scoring average for a season at 23.1ppg. He also led us in rebounding (7.5rpg), steals and blocked shots. He's worked extremely hard to make himself the player he is today and I have no doubt, that with his determination and work ethic, he will continue to improve.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Nov 23, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie was the player of the game. He scored 32 points and had 10 rebounds for his first double double of the season.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Nov 24, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a career high 41 points vs Zion Williamson and Spartanburg Day and also had 6 rebounds. Honorable mention goes to Brendan Harrick with a career high of 28 points (6 3's) and Jared Obermeier for his tremendous effort and defense in guarding Zion who

    came intothe game averaging 48 ppg and the Aztecs held him to 22. Also Spartanburg Day was averaging 84 points per game and the Aztecs held them to a season low of 59 points.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Nov 25, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had a game high of 36 points and a career high 17 rebounds along with 4 assists in leading the Aztecs to 3-0 in pool play of The Tournament Champions and into the Championship Game. He also set a school record for most free throws attempted with 29. Brendan Harrick added 19 points and Travis Kettering chipped in with 12.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Nov 26, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a game high 24 points and was named as the Co-MVP of the tournament at the Washington TOC. Kezie broke the old record of most points scored for the tournament (125) by scoring 133 over the 4 games. This tournament has hosted over 32 NBA players over the years including Anthony Davis and Andrew Wiggins. Congratulations to Brendan Harrick for also being named to the All Tournament Team. Also congratulations to the Aztecs for going 3-1 and playing in the championship game of a very prestigious tournament.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Nov 30, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had game highs with 34 points, 15 rebounds and 2 blocks. Brendan Harrick also chipped in with 12 points and Travis kettering had 10 points, 3 assists and 6 steals.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 1, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had a game high of 30 points and had 6 rebounds. Jared Obermeier had a great game with 13 points, 6 rebounds and his usual great defense.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 3, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Congrats to Kezie as he led his team to the the championship of the Canyon/Esperanza Tip Off Classic. Kezie was named the MVP as he scored 30 points and 12 rebounds-both game highs. Kezie was named the MVP of the tournament, Also congrats go out to Jared Obermeier as he was named as a member of the All Tournament Team by scoring 12 points and hauling in 5 rebounds along with his stellar defense.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 7, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had a game hidg od 23 points and added 11 rebounds in addition to playing great defense holding Crean Lutheran's Bagatourian to just 2 points! Travis Kettering scored a season high of 16 points including 2 3's. Brendan Harrick chipped in with 6 points and a game high 14 rebounds. Tiny Poling also hauled in 11 rebounds. A great team defensive effort and individually by Brandon Alpern and Jared Obermeier.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 9, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had a game high of 30 points and a game high of 10 rebounds

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 26, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had a game highs of 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals to go along with career highs in assists (5) and blocks (5). Brendan Harrick also was outstanding with 18 points, including 3 threes, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 blocks.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 27, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a game high of 34 points and led the team in rebounds (8) and assists with 5.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 28, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had a game high of 25 points and 10 rebounds to help Esperanza to reach the finals of the Orange Holiday Classic. Jared Obermeier also scored 13 points including 3 3's.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Dec 29, 2016

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a game high 34 points and hauled in 10 rebounds as the Aztecs won 92-60 in the championship game of The Orange Holiday Classic. He was named the MVP of the tournament. Brendan Harrick added 26 points. He, along with Jared Obermeier and Travis Kettering, were named to the All Tournament Team.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Jan 6, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had a double-double with game highs both in points (18) and rebounds (14). Jared Obermeier added 12 points, Tiny Poling had 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks and 4 steals. Nick Fonseca had a career high of 8 points which included 2 3's.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Jan 10, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had a game high of 30 points along with a career high of 9 steals. He tied the school record of 9 stels.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Jan 13, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had game highs of 36 points, 13 rebounds and 7 blocks in the win over 6th ranked Villa Park.Brendan Harrick chipped in with 14 points and Tiny Poling added 8 rebounds.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Jan 20, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a game high of 37 points in the win over CrestView League rival Canyon.He also added a game high of 9 rebounds. Jared Obermeier chipped in with 12 points, Travis Kettering added 9 points and 5 assists and Tiny Poling had 6 points and 7 rebounds.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Jan 24, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a career high and school record of 45 point in the Crest View League victory over cross town rival Yorba Linda. He also gathered in a game high 13 rebounds and 6 steals.Brendan Harrick added 12 points 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Feb 3, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie tied his career high and school record of 45 points in the win over Foothill. He also became the all time scoring leader in school history with 1593 points. Kezie surpassed Mark Lovein's 4 year total of 1574. He added 10 rebounds for the double double. Brendan Harrick chipped in with 11 points and Tiny Poling had 11 rebounds.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Feb 7, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had a team high of 24 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks.Jared Obermeier added 15 points including 3 3's, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Brendan Harrick also had 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks. Tiny Poling had 11 rebounds.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Feb 9, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had a double double with game highs with 39 points and 19 rebounds as the Aztecs won the Crest View League outright going a perfect 6-0. They finished the season with a school tying 25 wins. Brendan Harrick added 13 points and was 3 for 6 from the 3 point line.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Feb 17, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a game high of 24 points and had a game high of 9 rebounds. Brendan Harrick added 22 points and Tiny poling hauled in 8 rebounds.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Feb 21, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie was the game high scorer with 33 points and added a team high of 12 rebounds. Garrett Geiger added a season high of 8 points and Tiny Poling hauled in 7 rebounds.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Mar 8, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie had game highs with 34 points, 16 rebounds and 7 blocks as he helped lead the Aztecs to the first round win over Dorsey in the State Tournament. Jared Obermeier had 13 points and 7 rebounds, Julian Almazan had a season high of 10 points and Tiny Poling had 10 rebounds.

    Kezie Okpala
  • Mar 14, 2017

    Player of the Game

    Congratulations to #0 Kezie Okpala for being selected the Esperanza Basketball Player of the Game.

    Kezie scored a career high and school record 46 points in the win over Crossroads in the Regional SemiFinal victory. He also hauled in 10 rebounds. Brendan Harrick added 12 points and Tiny Poling had 8 rebounds.

    Kezie Okpala