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.