Lone Star JUCO Guard Favors ASU After Visit

DevilsDigest talked to 6-2 185 point guard Antwi Atuahene following his trip to Tempe, which by all accounts was a very positive one.

Antwi Atuahene, a guard from Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, TX, came away deeply impressed from his Sun Devil visit. "The visit was great," he said "The scenery was amazing. I loved the campus and the coaching staff. They showed me a lot of hospitality. I also liked how the dorms were so close to the arena so you didn't have to walk far."

Despite all the positive vibes from this past weekend, Atuahene didn't pull the trigger but also vowed not to wait that long to do so. "I didn't commit to Arizona State because I want to take more visits," he explained. "But they're my number one school right now. I took an unofficial visit to Texas A&M, and I'm gonna visit Illinois this week. I'll maybe visit Indiana too, but I don't think I'll take any more visits after that. I'll make a decision right after those visits."

Atuahene was all-region following his sophomore year at Trinity Valley Community College where he averaged 17.4 ppg, 10 apg, and 3.1 spg. He shot 44.7% from the field, and 75% from the free throw line. "My strong points are my leadership, versatility, passing, and getting to the hole," he said as he self-assessed his skills. "I really just need to work on my shooting."

The guard was a standout player in the high school scene in Canada, where he was born and raised (his parents are originally from Ghana). He was the 1st runner up for Toronto's prestigious Mr. Basketball award, and one of the best prep players that city has produced in recent years. Did he find the transition to American basketball challenging? "It wasn't that hard," he claimed. "We have a lot players from Toronto that play Division I. I've been to a lot of camps and AAU tournaments and that helped too."

When it's time for him to choose a school, Atuahene is looking for an "up and coming team in a good conference. I just want to be in a good situation overall."

Atuahene originally signed with Rutgers, but problems with his Visa and transcript prevented him from playing there. Following his AA degree completion in June, he will have three years of eligibility left.

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