Friday, September 16, 2011

San Antonio Stevens Uche Ofoegbu To SMU

This morning I received a call from Pastor John Ofoegbu telling me his son had made his decision on where to attend college.  His son Uche Ofoegbu's choice, Southern Methodist University in Conference USA.  In the end, it came down to a combination of high end academics and an opportunity to play for a coach who really wanted him.  Matt Doherty was there at every turn of the recruiting period showing Ofoegbu that he was the guy they just had to have.  
2012 G Uche Ofoegbu shown below with the Texas D1 Ambassadors
 There was a history with SMU as Coach Doherty had Uche's older brother Ike as a player when he first came to SMU.  Ike is a big Matt Doherty fan.  That's 4 for 4 now for Mr. and Mrs. John Ofoegbu of San Antonio as their eldest son John, along with Uche's older sister both played at Texas Tech.  They also have represented Nigeria in international play and are overseas pros.

At 6'5" Uche Ofoegbu is a physical, fearless guard. He is a streaky shooter from the perimeter, but when he's hot he's HOT.  He is strong and fearless when going to the hole, and rebounds relentlessy.  If you don't put a body on him he will throw it down on you.
Below: Ofoegbu is matched up against his old D1 Ambassadors team mate Rasheed Sulaimon who is committed to Duke.  Ofoegbu got the best of Sulaimon on this day as he led the D1 Ambassadors to the Las Vegas Live Championship over the Houston Hoops.
SMU also gets a player of impeccable character, has very good academics and old school values.  How many teenagers do you know who don't even own a cell phone?  Uche has come by this honestly as Pastor Ofoegbu and his family work tirelessly in their native Nigeria bringing relief, building schools and supplies from Texas twice a year.-Congratulations Uche from Coach Paul Josephs and Coach Max Ivany and the D1 Anbassadors Family

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