Nigeria has produced more than its fair share of brawny, physical frontcourt prospects over the years, and at a glance Victor Enoh fits that same mold. The 6-8 sophomore center at Decatur (Ga.) Greenforest Christian performed admirably on the national state last week and projects as a potential high-major talent within the sophomore class.
Enoh obviously is slightly short for center, but that's unquestionably his future collegiate position. He does 90 percent of his best work at the basket, dunking, swatting and attacking the backboards. Enoh's ferocious play enabled him to compile 18 points and 19 rebounds in a single game at Chick-Fil-A, and he accomplished all that primarily on the basis of strength, athleticism and effort.
He's a pretty easy evaluation at this stage. Enoh doesn't demonstrate a great deal of offensive versatility, at least not yet, but he does make some nice power moves with his back to the rim. His strong preference, however, is to take the ball to the bucket and hammer it down, and in the process he enjoys ample success at doing just that as well as drawing fouls.
Enoh understands that his relatively basic style can be an asset in the eyes of college coaches.
"I just try to be physical and strong and try to finish above the rim," Enoh said. "I take pride in playing hard."
He arrived in the United States four years ago and continues to progress on and off the court. His recruitment is precursory at this point, not surprising for a sophomore. And yet, he's already hearing from some major programs.
Enoh said he'll likely tour with the Georgia Stars on the 2015 travel circuit but hasn't decided for certain. He could become a highly intriguing prospect to for coaches to monitor in April.