Thursday, October 3, 2013
WMA's Okonoboh commits to UNLV
By Brendan Hall
Wilbraham & Monson senior forward Goodluck Okonoboh announced his commitment to UNLV during halftime of ESPNU's broadcast of the Western Kentucky vs. Louisiana-Monroe tonight.
The 6-foot-9 Okonoboh -- a Boston resident, and the No. 21 overall 2014 prospect according to ESPNU -- chose the Rebels over Duke, Florida, Indiana and Ohio State. He took official visits to UNLV and Ohio State within the last week.
When Okonoboh arrives in Las Vegas next fall, he will join former Notre Dame Prep star and McDonald's All-American Khem Birch among alums from the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) on the Rebels' roster.
"Me and coach [Dave] Rice established a real good relationship," Okonoboh told ESPN's Adam Finkelstein. "They play really fast, and that style of play fits me. I can go right in and do what I do defensively, but also have some freedom offensively."
Okonoboh told Finkelstein he came away from his recent trip to UNLV convinced the coaching staff could help him take his game to the next level.
"The blueprint they had for me was second to none. The amount of intensity the team had in practice, how the coaches develop their big men, and, again, just the blueprint they had for me personally," Okonoboh said.
Finkelstein has more on the big man's commitment on the college basketball RecruitingNation blog HERE.