2006 Focus: Frank Ndongo

It didn't take long for some high-majors to get involved once Frank Ndongo made his way to Montverde from Cameroon. Now the 6-7 junior needs to work on his offensive game in order to keep those schools in the mix.

Franck Ndongo watched his countryman and teammate at Montverde Academy (Fla.) Luc Richard Mbaha Moute work his way into a scholarship at a big-time program and now he's looking to do the same.

Ndongo, a 6-7, 200-pound junior who also hails from Cameroon, was a late arrival in the United States. He came over two months ago after being named the runner-up at the African Top 100 Camp in the summer.

``The key will be whether he works as hard as Luc," Montverde coach Kevin Sutton said. "Franck's body was similar to Luc's last year, but Luc committed himself to working very hard and Franck needs to do that to have a chance to be a high-major player."

The 17-year-old Ndongo isn't yet polished offensively, but he's long, is able to get to the basket and finish – and can defend.

``I can drive the ball, defend and my shot has gotten better," he said. "But I still want to be more consistent with my outside shot."

Ndongo admits that he doesn't know a whole lot about college programs, but he's looking for someone a good fit that can also help him with his academics.

Thus far, three schools have moved to the forefront: Florida, Arizona and Florida State.

``Frank is a lot more of a slasher than Luc," Sutton added. "Luc is very versatile while Franck is all energy and sometimes he goes too fast. He just needs to learn the game more."

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