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.
Ebuka Izundu has committed to Miami.
The former Charlotte signee chose the Hurricanes over Arkansas and Cincinnati.
Victory Christian Head Coach Aureice McCain told SNY.tv that Coach Jim Larranaga’s previous success coaching big men was a big factor in Izundu’s choice.
“That was one of the deciding factors,” McCain said. “If you look at his body of work, he is a big man coach. I know that he will be working with Ebuka in the post. There are a lot of things that Ebuka loves about him. When they met, it wasn’t a sales pitch, thats what he liked about it. That really won him over.”
McCain said that there were a couple factors that swung Izundu when it was time to make a decision.
“He just fell in love with the campus,” McCain said. “It’s like the school he is at right now, a small school with a small class size, about 15 students. He loved the environment and the coaching staff, that’s what really sold him about it. When Ebuka committed to Charlotte, Miami was recruiting him, too. So they’ve been on him for a year or so.”
At 6-foot-10, 210 pounds, Izundu is the second commit for Miami, joining small forward Anthony Lawrence.
Izundu averaged 21 points, 15 rebounds, and 6 blocks per game in his senior season for Victory Christian Center (N.C.)
Izundu is ranked No. 70 in the Class of 2015 by 247 Sports.
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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.