Onuaku to Announce Next Week, Will Visit Georgetown First (UPDATED)
Chinanu Onuaku, a 6-foot-10 center from Upper Marlboro (Md.) Riverdale Baptist, will announce between Miami, Georgetown and Louisville next Friday, his high school coach told SNY.tv.
Onuaku is the younger brother of former Syracuse big man Arinze Onuaku.
“We’re going to do a press conference,” Riverdale Baptist coach Lou Wilson told SNY.tv Thursday. “I’m thinking probably Tuesday.”
The No. 65 player in the Class of 2014 according to Rivals, Onuaku was slated to visit Indiana this weekend, but that was cancelled and he instead will visit Georgetown, as first reported by Scout.com.
“I think Indiana wanted to bring him in later,” Wilson said.
As far as Louisville, they are an appealing option.
“I think he likes the overall school itself, likes the coaching staff and he likes that he could possibly have a chance to play,” Wilson said.
Louisville is playing without a true center this year after Gorgui Dieng went to the NBA, but Onuaku could play a similar role beginning in 2014.
“They envision using him as they used the Dieng kid,” Wilson said.
As for Miami, Wilson said there are similar attributes.
“Pretty much the same, opportunity to play and he likes the school and the staff,” Wilson said. “And he wants to get an opportunity to play so they both have what he’s looking for.”
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