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CHINANU ONUAKU MAKING TOP SCHOOLS TAKE NOTICE THIS SUMMER
by Alex Schwartz
PHILADELPHIA – If Chinanu Onuaku’s last name rings a bell, well, it should.
The class of 2014 prospect is the younger brother of former Syracuse standout Arinze Onuaku.
However, the Riverdale Baptist (MD) prospect said that Syracuse is not involved in his recruitment.
As for who is recruiting him, Onuaku listed scholarship offers from Seton Hall, DePaul, Xavier, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, Maryland, Kansas State, Rutgers, George Mason, Pittsburgh and Miami.
The 6-foot-10 center claims no favorites right now, but does know what he is looking for in a school.
“Good education,” Onuaku began, “good coaching staff, a winning program and that I’ll be able to play early.”
Location will not be a factor for Onuaku, who said that Xavier, DePaul and Seton Hall are coming at him the hardest. He noted that there is no coach in particular with whom he has the best relationship.
Thus far, Onuaku has been on unofficial visits to Maryland, Seton Hall and Georgetown. He has no other trips planned at this point.
As for his timetable for a commitment, Onuaku remarked, “Probably in the middle of the season or after the season.”
Onuaku also spent some time talking about his game and noted that he sees himself as either a power forward or a center.
Regarding his chief strength as a player, Onuaku said, “My defense, my blocking and my defensive rebounding.”
On the other hand, Onuaku said that he thinks his hook shot is likely the primary weakness he has on the court.
The rising senior also discussed his summer, beginning with his experience at the Reebok Breakout Classic.
“It’s been good, it’s been long,” Onuaku said on day two. “We’re tired right now, but we still got to play through it and get W’s.”
Onuaku, who wound up being named to the camp all-star game, shared his goals for the month.
“Just to get better in all aspects of the game and help my team, [DC Assault], win in tournaments,” Onuaku said.