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.
Power Forward Aflakpui Adds St. Louis Visit After Rhody
Ernest Aflakpui, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Radnor (PA) Archbishop Carroll, has added an official visit to St. Louis, probably the weekend of Oct. 3-5, Carroll coach Paul Romanczuk told SNY.tv.
He has already taken official visits to Philadelphia schools St. Joe’s and Temple, as well as VCU this past weekend, which he enjoyed.
“Coach [Jim] Crews and Coach [Tanner] Bronson have done a great job piquing Ernest’s interest in not only how they play and use their big guys but of the unselfish, team-first culture he longs to play in,” the coach said.
As far as his upside, Romanczuk says Aflakpui has a tremendous ceiling.
“The way he’s grown and improved as a player over the last couple years, I really think his upside is kind of limitless,” he said. “It would be an insult to put a limit on where this could be in five years. He’s figuring out parts of the game that he didn’t have when he first came over here. He’s an excellent defender, runs the court really well, rebounds, is an excellent teammate.
“And I just think because of his work ethic and the kind of high-character kid he is, he’s going to be a huge success wherever he goes in college. Once he gets around a college strength and conditioning coach and he’s doing his workouts more frequently with college coaches, he’s just going to take off.”
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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