Playing on the loaded Brad Beal Elite squad, class of 2019 prospect Francis Okoro is asked to simply dominate when it comes to defense and rebounding. So far this spring Okoro has done just that averaging 8.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per contest.
About his spring, Okoro said, "The spring has been going well. We are winning as a team, and I am playing good. I am just trying to dominate on the defensive end, and then score when I can."
He continued, "Right now I am working a lot on my touch in the lane and my footwork. I am just trying to be quick with my feet and work on my post moves."
When it comes to his recruitment, things are still at the beginning stages, but Okoro is now fielding some extremely high level interest.
Okoro is still relatively new to the country, so he is just now getting familiar with college basketball. Even with that he is beginning to learn more about some of the schools on his list.
One school he is beginning to get acquainted with his North Carolina, and the Tar Heels run to the NCAA title has made an impression on him.
"I know that it is a good program," said Okoro. "I watched them play in the championship game, and I liked how they had good bigs. I want to go to a college that will make me better, and they definitely looked like they worked with their bigs, so I liked that."
Also the Kansas Jayhawks continue to really put effort in with Okoro, and the thought is he would fit in well with what Bill Self likes to do.
"They say they like how aggressive I am, and they think I would fit into their style," said Okoro. "I know Kansas is a good program, and that they win a lot, so I am interested in them."
For now Okoro is expected to take his time in his recruitment and continue to see who is interested before narrowing down his list or making a decision.