Hoop Group Alumni Nwankwo Chooses Golden Gophers


NEPTUNE, NJ-  In early September, Hoop Group Alumni Jonathan Nwankwo committed to attend the University of Minnesota next year while on his visit to the school. Physically, Nwankwo is ready for the next level. He’s 6’9 and has a strong build, making him a presence inside. He’s a good defender and rebounder around the rim and offensively, he can  finish with a nice touch. We saw a lot of the Minnesota bound senior at Hoop Group Elite Camp this summer with his high school teammate, Peter Kiss. Here are  their highlights from Academic Elite session one.

Before putting on the maroon and gold for Minnesota, Nwanwko will play his senior season at Victory Rock Prep in Bradenton, Florida after playing at Monsignor Scanlan High School for three years. Nwankwo is excited for the opportunities that Victory Rock can provide him with and he believes the school will help make him a better player and get him ready for college. I sat down with Jonathan this summer and discussed his recruiting process at the time as well as the move down to Florida.

Last month Jonathan joined a hearty list of Hoop Group Alumni who have committed to play Division 1 basketball. The University of Minnesota has landed themselves a big man with a lot of upside. We wish the best of luck to Jonathan both this year and when he steps onto campus at Minnesota.

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