Obiagu weighing his options
Five-star big man Ikey Obiagu (Decatur, Ga./Greenforest) emerged last summer as one of the premier shot blockers in the country, regardless of class. At 7-foot, his length and timing make him an elite rim protector, but he’s slowly become a more complete offensive player.
Schools from all over the country have become involved in the 2017 center. Most recently he visited Baylor unofficially, and he hopes to make more visits throughout the summer.
IN HIS OWN WORDS
Obiagu recapped the visit to Baylor.
“It was a good visit. They just showed me the whole campus, the gym, the locker room and the apartments. They basically showed everything they had there. It was pretty nice.”
Arizona and Georgetown have also recently become involved in his recruitment.
Arizona: “They haven’t offered yet, but they have been recruiting me. They have good coaches there and develop their big men to get drafted in the NBA.”
Georgetown: “They have done a really good job with their big men in the past. I know they have had Patrick Ewing and Dikembe Mutombo. I’ve talked to Mutombo before. It was cool.”
Georgia is another school that has had the five-star prospect on their campus.
“They just try to tell me how it is closer to home and I could play in front of my family and friends here. They also talked about how they have developed players and how they would develop me.”
Obiagu hopes to take more unofficial visits throughout the summer, likely to Arizona and Georgetown. He’ll finish out his last season on the travel circuit playing with the Georgia Stars and will work through the recruiting process in hopes of making a decision during his senior year.
Baylor has made a big impression on the Nigerian native so far, and getting him on their campus is a big deal. Georgetown’s tradition with post players could make them a player, but overall, Obiagu seems pretty open to all schools at the moment.