Okonoboh discusses top five

Goodluck Okonoboh narrowed his list of schools to five on Tuesday. He told Scout.com the next step in his process is to set up visits.

Goodluck Okonoboh, of Wilbraham (Mass.) Wilbraham & Monson Academy, narrowed his list of schools to Duke, Indiana, Florida, UNLV and Ohio State on Tuesday.

"I sat down with my dad and my mom and it was a long process," Okonoboh said. "I was just trying to see which school fits me the best and how I fit into each system."

"We looked individually at IU, Duke and all of them and it felt like the right move," he added. "I've built pretty good relationships with all five of those coaches."

The next step for Okonoboh is to set up visits.

"I'm going to go on visits and see them and get a better feel for the campus and the coaches one on one," he said. "I don't want to say it'll be easy, but it'll make me feel better."

"I haven't set up any visits yet," he added.

Okonoboh broke down what he likes about each school:

Duke – "Coach K, he's a great coach and he was at Peach Jam. He gave me advice and stuff like that. He feels like I could fit perfectly in their system and can development into a better player and a pro."

Indiana -- "Tom Crean kind of the same. I love IU because of the development standpoint. They are one of the best colleges. I like the way they play."

Florida – "They are up and down and play athletic basketball. That suits me pretty well. Bill Donovan is a great coach and I have a great relationship with everyone on their staff."

UNLV -- "It's athletics basketball. At UNLV you get more freedom and their coaching staff has a lot of confidence in me. I have good relationships with everyone on their staff."

Ohio State -- "Ohio State was one of the schools to come in late, but ever since they came in Thad Matta has been the only person recruiting me and calling me. He was calling me after games and telling me things I can do better and telling me how I can fit into their system. I really like the way they play."

Okonoboh is a currently regarded as the No. 37 overall prospect in the 2014 class.


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