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Okolie Getting High Major Attention

Published by on August 24, 2011

CROWN caught up with 2012 forward Agunwa Okolie who helped his team secure a gold medal finish and solidified himself as one of the top forwards of his class during the Nationals few weeks back.

His play towards the last stretch of the tournament showed that he could still be a factor down low and on the wing as a small forward even with such a deep team with so much talent. Okolie’s value among his class has risen and so we dug deep to find out which colleges were interested in his services come 2012.

“I am currently getting interest from schools such as Georgetown, Marquette, Baylor, Oklahoma, NC State, Stanford, North Dakota, Harvard, Davidson, Santa Clara, Elon, La Fayette, Colgate, North Eastern, Boston College, and Umass. I have received an offer from North Dakota,” explained Okolie when asked about interest and offers coming from south of the border.

*Also add Marquette, Harvard, Lafayette, Detroit and Oklahoma as school who recently offered.

There will come a time where Okolie will have to decide among the large list he has of interested schools. When asked about what factors would influence his decision, Okolie explained that it would be the basketball program and academics that would sway his commitment.

Since the conclusion of the 2011 National Championships, we asked the 6-foot-7, 2012 forward about his plans moving forward.

“I’m planning on training with A-Game Hoops, Canada Basketball, and Grassroots Canada.”

Okolie is slowly creeping up the rankings. With his current offers I could see many of the interested teams offering him as he continues to flourish.

**Gilbert Muako contributed to this piece.

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