University of Evansville head men’s basketball coach Marty Simmons has announced the addition of Silas Adheke to the Purple Aces.

Adheke received an initial eligibility waiver from the NCAA and is eligible to begin practicing with the team immediately.  He is also eligible to compete this season but the plan is for him to redshirt in 2016-17.

“We are very excited to add Silas to our team.  Our compliance and administrative staff worked very hard to help Silas become eligible to practice and play this season,” Simmons said.  “Silas is an athletic player who is extremely versatile.  He has great touch for his size and a very good knowledge of the game.”

The 6-8 power forward is a native of Nigeria and most recently played at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tenn.  He averaged 8.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game as a junior and helped his team to a 27-3 mark.  The team was also ranked 19th in the nation by Maxpreps.