First Look: Olu Famutimi

While we aren't losing focus on the Class of 2002, we can see those boys from the Class of 2003 in the rear view mirror and they are getting closer. With that said, here's a look at, Olu Famutimi, one of the top targets in next year's 2003 group.

First Look: Olu Famutimi

You like athleticism? High-flying rim-rocking dunks? Quick darts to the basket off the dribble? Well, then Flint (MI) Northwestern's Olu Famutimi is your guy.

The 6-5, 180 pound swingman is one of the elite prospects in the Class of 2003. Last year, as a sophomore, he averaged 15.3 points, close to 10 boards and got after it on the defensive end with 3 steals a game.

This spring and summer, he took his high-wire act on the road with the Michigan Hurricanes where he proved to be one of most valuable guys on Chris Grier's deep and talented roster. Now, college recruiters are making the pilgrimage to see him play.

So far, Michigan State and Tom Izzo have been to see him play twice. Missouri's been in touch three times and Quin Snyder's even popped in on occasion to watch him. Michigan, Iowa and Detroit have been by. Before the period ends, North Carolina, Cincinnati, Louisville, Iowa again and possibly Duke will make evaluations.

Right now, according to Famutimi, the list of schools he's interested in is long. Michigan, Missouri, Duke, Syracuse, North Carolina, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan State, Kentucky, Auburn, Southern Cal, Iowa State, Kent State (big Stan Heath fan), New Mexico, Clemson and Detroit are worthy of mention.

"I think we have to narrow them down pretty soon," Famutimi said.


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