Songondo Makes Commitment

Bienvenu Songondo, the 6-10 center out of Laurinburg Prep, has reached a decision. He's headed out West for his college ball.

According to Jay Couch, the assistant coach at Laurinburg Prep, Bienvenu Songondo is headed to Southern Cal.

The 6-10 native of the Republic of Central Africa pulled the trigger for the Trojans Monday night. "They've been down like three or four times," Couch said. "He committed to Bibby over the phone last night."

Songondo, as it has been reported, is coming off a knee injury. He's just beginning to get into game action and is averaging 6 points and 6 rebounds as the team's sixth man. "He'll be a double-double by the end of the season," Couch said.

While his progress is being measured carefully and Laurinburg doesn't want to rush him, he's done good things when he's been in there. "He played in all the games over the weekend and he's hitting 12 and 13-footers all day long. He'll really turn it on at Slam Dunk To The Beach. I think he's a high-major. I think he'll be a guy that'll make money after college. Not necessarily in the NBA."

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