UofL Center Steven Enoch Scores 22 Playing for Armenian U20 Team
Louisville SID Kenny Klein
ORADEA, ROMANIA — University of Louisville center Steven Enoch totaled 22 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots today for the Armenia U20 Basketball Team in a 67-56 loss to Belarus in the second game of the FIBA U20 European Championship, Division B played in Oradea, Romania.
A transfer from Connecticut who will redshirt the 2017-18 UofL season, Enoch had 21 points, 13 rebounds and two steals in the first round for Armenia in a 95-69 loss to Finland on Friday in the five-team Group A event. Enoch is currently fifth in both scoring (21.5 ppg.) and rebounding (10.5 rpg.) in the championship through his two games.
Armenia has two remaining Group A games, facing Poland on July 18 and Belgium on July 19. Poland currently leads the group with a 2-0 record. The games played July 14-23 can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/FIBA Fans can follow information on the event online at http://www.fiba.com/fr/europe/u20b/2017
It is his second stint with Armenia. After his freshman year at UConn, Enoch played for the Armenian National Team in the July 2016 FIBA U20 Division B European Championships in Chalkida, Greece. He led his team averaging 17.3 points, 15.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots as Armenia posted a 3-3 record in the event.
While Enoch hails from Norwalk, Conn. with no Armenian ancestry, he attained dual citizenship for Armenia last summer to be able to complete with its national team. Each nation has one roster position available for a dual citizenship player.
Enoch averaged 3.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 12.1 minutes in 29 games as a sophomore last season for UConn, starting three games for the Huskies. He scored a career-high 15 points against USF, making all six of his shots from the field. He has two years of collegiate eligibility remaining to play with the Cardinals.