Christopher Obekpa is a high-major target

Updated: August 3, 2011, 10:34 AM ET
By Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting
One of the more pleasant surprises of the second half of the live period was PF Christopher Obekpa (Nigeria/Our Savior New American) who has emerged as another high-major big man in the 2012 class.

The 6-foot-9, 200-pounder, who only arrived from Nigeria last September, is an extraordinary shot-blocker with timing and instincts you would expect from a defensive game-changer.

Obekpa first showed his defensive prowess throughout the first two sessions of the Nike EYBL while running with the Metro Hawks and he led the field in blocks per game before fracturing his hand and missing the final weekend in Los Angeles.