Given name is Nayal... team captain for last two seasons... was the first freshman in DePaul history to serve as team captain in 2007-08... 12th in DePaul history with a 9.0 rebounding average... 13th in school history with a .513 (286-558) career field goal percentage... played in 62 career games with 60 starts... 16 career double-doubles... 42 games in double-figures... 25 games with at least 10 rebounds... named to the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team... prep teammate at Boys to Men Academy with DePaul teammate Jeremiah Kelly... signed with DePaul on Nov. 13, 2006... entered 2009 NBA Draft on April 25 before withdrawing from the draft on June 12... participated in workouts for the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves.
2008-09 Notes (Sophomore)
Played in 32 games with 32 starts... 24 games in double-figures... 11 double-doubles with five other games of double-figuring scoring and nine rebounds... the 11 double-doubles are tied for sixth in the BIG EAST... 15 games with at least 10 boards... 308 rebounds are tied for 12th on DePaul's season list (Jesse Nash, 1963-64)... just one of 14 players in DePaul history to grab at least 300 rebounds in a season... the 9.6 rebounding average is 24th in the final NCAA statistical rankings... ranked among BIG EAST leaders in field goal percentage, rebounding, offensive rebounds and defensive rebounds... averaged 7.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two BIG EAST Championship games... played all 40 minutes in the first round against Cincinnati with 12 points, nine boards and five assists... 12 rebounds at Georgetown... 11 points and 10 boards against St. John's... 17 points, 13 rebounds, two steals against Villanova... 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists at Louisville... 16 boards and 11 points against Seton Hall... 18 points, five assists and four rebounds against Pittsburgh... 10 points, nine rebounds, two assists against Marquette... 14 points, nine boards, two assists, two blocks at Marquette... 17 points at USF with eight rebounds, three steals... 15 points, five rebounds, two blocks, two steals against Cincinnati... 18 points, eight rebounds against USF... 13 boards, 12 points and three steals at Syracuse... 10 rebounds, seven points at Providence... 26-point, 11-rebound double-double against Notre Dame... 19 points, 13 rebounds, two steals against Alcorn State... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll following games against Alcorn State, Creighton and Saint Louis... named to the Las Vegas Classic All-Tournament Team... career-high 22 rebounds with 13 points against Creighton... the 22 boards were the most by a DePaul player since Andre Brown's 27 rebounds at TCU on Feb. 6, 2002... Koshwal's total is tied for fifth on DePaul's single-game rebounding chart (last Ken Warzynski with 22 rebounds on Dec. 8, 1969 vs. John F. Kennedy)... 17 points, 11 boards against Saint Louis... 14 points against Southern with 10 rebounds... 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists against Liberty... scored 12 points with eight rebounds against UCLA... went 6-for-8 from the field for 15 points along with nine rebounds against Morgan State... missed the Northwestern game with a foot injury... 15 boards, nine points and two blocks against Indiana State... 18 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks against Detroit... put together a 15-rebound, 14-point double-double at UIC... grabbed 10 rebounds against Albany in the season-opener.
2007-08 Notes (Freshman)
Was the first freshman in DePaul history to serve as captain... member of the BIG EAST Conference All-Rookie Team... also on the BIG EAST All-Freshman team by Rivals.com... finished fifth in the league in rebounding and 13th in field goal percentage... named to the national All-Freshman team by The Sporting News... rebound total (251) was the third-best ever by a DePaul freshman while his rebounding average (8.4) was fourth and field goal percentage (.496) was fifth... scored in double figures 18 times and had double figure rebounding efforts 10 times... 11 rebounds in collegiate debut at Creighton, the first DePaul freshman to have double figure rebounds in his initial game since Andre Brown in 2000... first freshman to start a season opener under Jerry Wainwright at DePaul and the first Blue Demon freshman since Sammy Mejia in 2003 to accomplish that feat... season-best 23 points with 10 rebounds vs. Notre Dame... 21 points vs. Vanderbilt... season-high 15 rebounds vs. Louisville... 14 boards vs. West Virginia... first career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds vs. UIC... 17 points with eight rebounds vs. Texas A&M-CC... 10 rebounds at Kansas... team-high nine rebounds in win over Northwestern... 13 points and nine rebounds in win over La Salle... 11 points with nine boards vs. Clemson... registered a double-double in the win over Villanova with 11 points and 10 rebounds... 14 points and a season-high 13 rebounds (nine offensive) vs. Georgetown... 19 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and two blocks at Marquette... 18 points and nine rebounds at Notre Dame... 10 rebounds in the win at Cincinnati.
Ranked as the 27th-best player in the nation and the sixth-best power forward by Rivals.com... Rivals also tabbed him as the second-best player in the state of Illinois... high honorable mention All-America by Street & Smith's... 26th-best player in the country by Lindy's and The Sporting News... ranked 32nd in the nation by CBS Sportsline.com... tabbed as the 37th-best senior by Athlon... averaged a double-double in each of his three high school seasons (15 points and 10 rebounds as a sophomore, 18 points and 15 rebounds as a junior and 18 points and 10 boards as a senior)... prep teammate of DePaul freshman Jeremiah Kelly.
Son of Martion Koshwal and Franda Akja... enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.