First it was a rebound and a strong dunk in the lane. Then, on the other end of the floor, it was a powerful block that let his team get out in transition. College coaches started flipping through their roster booklets, looking for a name.
His name is Ifeanyi Onyekaba, a 6-6, 215-pound forward from East Coast Fusion.
From the Class of 2013, Onyekaba impressed college coaches at Pitt Jam Fest with his strength and presence in the lane drew more than a few looks.
As of now, he would likely be undersized at the power forward at the collegiate level, though his solid build, strong shoulders, and raw strength in the post make his inside game an option.
“When I work out, I try to be a small forward,” he said. “I don’t want to use my size as an excuse to be lazy. That’s what I’m doing. Just working hard.”
He is drawing interest from schools that include Wake forest, Cincinnati, Robert Morris, LSU, and Clemson.
“It’s an honor to play in front of all these college coaches,” he said. “I’ve been working so hard, it’s time for me to showcase my talents.”
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