Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Maurice Aniefiok, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound combo guard originally from Nigeria, will sign his Letter of Intent today with Ole Miss.
Aniefiok, who plays at Huntington (WV) Prep, chose Ole Miss over James Madison and Duquesne. He also visited Rutgers last weekend and impressed the coaching staff and the players.
“After so much consideration and praying, I just found out that that’s where my heart really wants to be,” Aniefiok said of Ole Miss by text.
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy recruited Aniefiok himself, which made an impression on the young man.
Aniefiok considers himself more of a combo guard and a scorer than a point guard.
“I’m combo player,” he said. “I can score, I can rebound, I can hustle, I can pass the ball, just everything from mid-range shots to 3-pointers. Tip it in, just dunk.
“A LeBron James, Dwyane Wade kind of game.”
Huntington coach Rob Fulford earlier said of Aniefiok: “He’s a high-major player.
“He’s a scorer,” Fulford said. “He’s physical, he can score. He really can shoot it and defend. He’s a big kid, physically imposing right now.”
**Interest picking up for Nigerian guard Aniefiok
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.