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Friday / April 12.
  • Introducing an intriguing class of 2025 prospect Efeosa Oliogu

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    By SAM LANCE

    Playing two years up at the AAU level isn’t particularly common, but class of 2025 small forward Efeosa Oliogu is doing just that.

    Oliogu, the United Scholastic Academy (Ontario) native and member of the Canada Elite AAU program, posted 12.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game against 17u competition at the UAA finals in Chicago.

    The 6-foot-6, 200-pound small forward was efficient with his scoring as well, shooting 46.2% from the field and 46.2% from 3-point range. Defensively, Oliogu totaled 10 steals and six blocks over six games.

    Oliogu produced in every aspect of the game against some of the best high school talent at the UAA finals, and he’s just scratching the surface of what he can be as a 15-year-old.

    At this moment, Oliogu describes himself as a slasher.

    “I’m really good in transition,” Oliogu said. “I’m athletic and I just love getting downhill.”

    To unlock the next part of his game, Oliogu will need to be more consistent with his jump shot.

    “My catch and shoot is all right,” Oliogu said. “I need to work on my pull up, and get more shots up. My shot isn’t always the best.”

    It’s very early in the recruitment process for Oliogu, but he holds 11 offers from the likes of DePaul, Oregon, Providence, Rutgers, TCU, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Washington State, Long Island, North Carolina A&T and Stonehill College.

    “Some schools have reached out,” Oliogu said. “I have a couple interests as well. I’m just looking to keep working.”

    Oliogu gave his thoughts on some of the schools he holds offers from:

    Oregon: “I had a conversation with one of the coaches. They’re looking for me to come down there, see what it’s like. They think I will like the players over there.”

    Texas Tech: “That’s actually my most recent offer. I was talking with the coach. We’ve been in touch for a while. He thinks I’ll like it over there. I look forward to seeing if I can go down there.”

    DePaul: “DePaul was my first offer. They are the first people to take interest in me.”

    Providence: “I haven’t really been in contact with Providence as much as I should. But at the same time I’m still young so I don’t think they are really able to talk to me and contact me as much as they can.”

    Oliogu said the environment, people and coaches will all be important factors in his recruitment. He’d like to go somewhere where people really look out for him. Oliogu is eyeing to start visits next calendar year.

    The Ontario native is the youngest member of his family and has four other siblings. Oliogu is the first person in his family to pursue athletics.

    Oliogu said the biggest thing he’s learned in life is to just give it his all.

    “Go hard in everything I’m doing,” Oliogu said. “Just put everything I have into basketball.”

    Since he’s in the class of 2025, Efeosa hasn’t been ranked on any outlets. However, I’d expect him to be a five-star player or highly touted four-star when he is.

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