Oguine has leader

One of the biggest sleepers on the West Coast is Michael Oguine and the combo guard has a school that leads in his recruitment.

Over the course of his junior season, there was a major jump in the game of 6-foot, 160-pound West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade combo guard Michael Oguine.

The 2015 prospect is long and slender and while he's best on the move attacking in transition, he does have the handle and vision to ultimately be a scoring point guard that can also create for others.

Oguine transferred from Cleveland to Chaminade last off-season and his new coach, Todd Wolfson, has seen the progress in his game.

"In our league you play against Parker Jackson-Cartwright one night and then Max Heidegger the next night," Wolfson said. "That pays a lot of dividends. I think playing for multiple coaches has kicked him into gear a little bit and really improved him."

While Oguine played a lot of two for Chaminade last season, Wolfson can see him playing on and off the ball in the future.

"He plays a little more two for us but we are working on having maybe a two point guard system," he said. "He needs to improve his decision making and he has. We're excited for his future.

"Mike is a scorer but he can also make good decisions and get guys easy shots. He does a great job of doing that stuff. His natural instinct is to attack, attack, attack and he does that very well."

One Ivy League school has gotten a jumpstart on Oguine, although others are interested.

"I know he likes Harvard and they like him," Wolfson said. "We're waiting on his SAT score. Portland has offered, Santa Clara has offered, Pepperdine has been by and Pittsburgh has been by recently. Nevada has called and so has Texas-Arlington."

Getting a good enough score on his SAT could make a big difference in where Oguine ends up.

"I think Harvard is (the leader)," said Wolfson. "Coach (Tommy) Amakaer came by last visiting period and Mike was very impressed. I know he feels a good connection there.

"I'm not saying it's a done deal, but if he can get the scores he needs, that's probably the place he'll want to go to. He's a smart kid, he's about a 3.4/3.5 GPA kid. We're just waiting on the SAT score."

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