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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Ogbueze ready for professional tutelage

By Jason Jordan

ESPNHS - North Carolina

Former NBA star point guard Muggsy Bogues will officially be introduced as head coach at United Faith Christian Academy (Charlotte, N.C.) today at a parent/faculty meeting at the school, according to Falcons’ point guard Braxton Ogbueze.

Bogues replaces Shaun Wiseman, who led the Falcons to two state titles in 2009 and 2010. Wiseman, whose career record is 254-42, reportedly stepped down to spend more time with his family.

“I only learned about Coach Bogues taking over on Monday,” said Ogbueze, a Florida commit who is ranked No. 35 in the ESPNU 100. “I can’t lie; I was definitely shocked that I was getting a new coach in my last year.”

Bogues was an assistant to Wiseman during the Falcons’ first state title in 2009. He played with the Charlotte Hornets, Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors before retiring in 2001 following the death of his mother.

“He’s been where I’m trying to get,” Ogbueze said of Bogues. “We’ve got a lot of similarities. He was a small point guard who overcame his size (5-foot-3) and had a great career in the NBA, and people tell me that I’m too small at 6-feet. I know that I’ll learn a lot from him this year. It’s exciting.”

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