As a collegiate player, Nwandu walked-on at Shippensburg University and played 2 years for the Raiders (2016-17). He helped Ship win the conference championship his senior year. Nwandu graduated from Shippensburg last year with a degree in economics. Before his time at Shippensburg, Nwandu graduated and was a standout player at Northeastern High School. Nwandu was a YAIAA All-Star and earned first team honorable mention in the league. He is the son of Ginger and Chris Nwandu. Has two brothers, Khalid and Kobi
Chis Fite (Chris Nwandu's Head Coach at Shippensburg on Chris Nwandu)
"Chris Nwandu was a great teammate and leader who represented the Shippensburg Men's Basketball Program in an exemplary manner both on the court and in the classroom. He is a high integrity individual with an excellent understanding of the game whom I have no doubt has a great future in coaching."
Don Friday on Chris Nwandu:
"We're very excited to welcome Chris to our program. He's enjoyed outstanding success as a student-athlete here in the mid-state during his time in high school at Northeastern High School, and recently helping Shippensburg University to one of their best seasons in recent history. We are excited to welcome Chris to our family. I'm eager for him to share his values and successful experiences with our current and future Penn State Harrisburg players."