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Ogbueze will stay put

10/27/2011

ESPNHS - North Carolina

Just over a week ago, United Faith Center Academy (Charlotte, N.C.) point guard Braxton Ogbueze learned “out of nowhere” that he’d be suiting up for a new coach for his final high school season.

Former NBA star point guard Muggsy Bogues replaced Shaun Wiseman on Sept. 20. Wiseman, whose career record was 254-42, reportedly stepped down to spend more time with his family.

Despite Ogbueze’s insistence that he was “excited” to learn from Bogues, rumors began to swirl that Ogbueze had indeed bolted for Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.), last year’s ESPNHS National High School Invitational champion.

That claim, according to Ogbueze’s father Godwin, is “100 percent false.”

“We’ve heard all of the stuff about us going to Montrose, but Braxton isn’t going anywhere,” Godwin said. “We were told that Montrose would love to have him, but Braxton really looked at this as an opportunity to grow as a leader.

"He’s happy where he’s at and he really wants to see how far he can lead this team. Braxton will definitely be playing at United Faith this year.”

The Falcons finished 27-7 last season and fell in the state title game to Trinity Catholic, 57-49. Ogbueze averaged 17 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

Jason Jordan is the basketball editor for ESPNHS. He can be reached at jason.x.jordan.-ND@espn.com. Don't forget to follow him on Twitter: @JayJayESPN