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Cincinnati has landed an intriguing big from north of the border

On Sunday afternoon the Cincinnati Bearcats added to their 2017 class with a Canadian big man

More and more Canada has been producing top talent, and as a coach not afraid to go anywhere and everywhere for talent, Mick Cronin and his Cincinnati staff found Eliel Nsoseme playing with Stackhouse Elite North this July.

A long and athletic center who can run the floor, Nsoseme impressed at times during the month of July, and showed enough ability to earn a host of mid-major attention as well as offers from Cincinnati and Georgia Tech. In the end though it was the job done by the Bearcats that led to his commitment.

At 6-foot-9 with a near 7-foot wingspan, the thought is that Nsoseme is someone who will be able to really protect the rim once he gets stronger, and will continue to improve at a fast rate. Cincinnati has had a good track record with bigs they have developed, and they felt that Nsoseme could fit right in with how they have done things in the past.

The commitment to the Bearcats was confirmed by his AAU coaches Vidal Massiah and Michael Simonetta, both of the Northern Kings/Stackhouse Elite North.

This is the second commitment for the Bearcats is the class of 2017. Nsoseme joins big time shooter Trevor Moore who recently announced he is transferring to South Kent School for his senior season.

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