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.
Chris Obekpa, the 6-foot-9 shot-blocker from Our Savior New American, is planning his official visits.
Eric Jaklitsch, assistant coach at Our Savior, said Obekpa has offers from UConn, Cincinnati, St. John’s, DePaul, Providence, Seton Hall, West Virginia, Florida, UCLA, Texas and Georgia Tech.
Kentucky and Maryland are also involved.
He has taken unofficials to St. John’s, Seton Hall, Providence and Georgia Tech.
“He’s deciding where he wants to take his official visits,” Jaklitsch told SNY.tv. “All the schools that are recruiting him are in the mix right now.”
Obekpa put up a triple-double of 14 points, 16 rebounds and 12 blocks (Jaklitsch said it was actually closer to 20) last weekend at the National High School Hoopfest.
After a game against Blair Academy Saturday in New Rochelle, N.Y., Our Savior departs Sunday for the Puerto Rico Hoops Championship in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
Our Savior (4-0), which is receiving votes in the Five Star Basketball High School Power Rankings, also features 2012 shooting guard Felix Balamou, a native of Guinea in West Africa.
A second-team All-IS8 selection, Balamou has interest from St. John’s and Virginia Tech.
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.
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