Seminole State

Nelson Nweke will transfer to Arkansas State

6'7" Juco chooses to become a Red Wolf.

Nelson Nweke has not seen Jonesboro or Arkansas State but the recent junior college graduate is sure he wants to spend his future there.

“I really liked the coaches,’’ said Nweke, who committed to the Red Wolves Wednesday morning. “I did my research and they have won everywhere they have gone. The head coach (Grant McCasland) has won big and the guys he brought in with him have won. That is what it is all about, winning.”

Nweke will be the fourth roster addition for the Red Wolves since McCasland was named head coach.

“Coach (James) Miller visited and he showed me a lot of pictures of the facilities, the dressing room, the weight room, everything. It all looked nice. I’m ready to get over there and start my career.

Nweke is a 6-foot-7, 230-pound forward who played at Seminole (Okla.) State College the last two seasons. He earned All-Region honor this past season at Seminole, averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds a game and shot 70 percent from the field.  His rebounding and shooting numbers were the top in Region 2.

After his freshman season, he knew he had to get bigger to improve his chances to playing at the Division 1 level. So He gained 20 pounds from his rookie season and improved his numbers from 8 points and 5 rebounds a game.

“I worked hard, lifted a lot of weights,’’ he said. “I did not think I would gain that much.

He played high school ball at Grandview, Mo., where he was first-team All-Conference and All-Suburban Conference in the Kansas City area.

“I feel like I am a guy who can post you up and score,’’ he said. “That is where I get a lot of my points from. I also attack the boards and get some offensive rebounds and put backs.”

Nweke graduated from Seminole this week and will report to Jonesboro the first week of June when summer classes begin. He is hoping to make an official visit to Jonesboro within the next week.