No. 68 2017 SF Kezie Okpala at five offers

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Kezie Okpala, Scout's 68th ranked 2017 prospect, holds several offers, while Stanford and others are monitoring him. Okpala discusses the latest in his recruitment.

One of the more intriguing recruitments on the West Coast in 2017 is Kezie Okpala's.

The 6-foot-6, 180-pound small forward from Anaheim (Calif.) Esperanza is on the tail end of an eight-inch - and potentially counting - growth spurt and his physical immaturity combined with current skill set suggests his upside is very high.

Scout has Okpala ranked 68th nationally in 2017 but as of now, he holds just five scholarship offers.

"I have offers from UC Davis, Montana State, Utah State and UC Irvine," Okpala said Thursday at the Double Pump Summer Tip-Off, where he's playing with the SoCal All-Stars.

There may be a reason why Okpala's list isn't more extensive. Many schools involved have a concern that should Okpala receive an offer from Stanford - he holds roughly a 4.0 GPA - that's where he'll end up.

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Okpala claims that's not the case and he's open to anyone.

"[Stanford] is a great school and I would be lucky to get an offer from there but it's not necessarily a game-changer," he said. "It's all about the right fit for me."

Regardless of whether or not Okpala receives that Stanford offer, he has five quality options with more likely coming. He's got size for the position, extremely long arms, a terrific handle, vision and is capable of hitting jumpers.

"I think I've gotten a lot better," he said. "I've been working on my dribbling, speed and agility. I'm working on my consistency from three."


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