"Basically, [Joe Jones] just got it done," Nwachukwu said. "I went up for an unofficial visit and I know he's a great guy. He's building something at Columbia and I want to be a part of that. He's getting ready to do great things and I want to be a part of that."
Nwachukwu was born in Nigeria and lived in London before arriving in the United States when he was 16. He thought Columbia's combination of athletics and academics was the best fit for him.
"I could have gone to a school that was a higher level of basketball, but Columbia has the best combination of both academics and basketball. Coach Jones is going to foster a great family up there."