Big Man Gets Noticed

Ike Okoye, a 6-8 rising senior from Roseville (Calif.), is getting a lot of attention from schools in the west and elsewhere...

Ike Okoye, 6-8 SR C/PF Roseville (Calif.) Woodcreek, told us yesterday that he's hearing from Utah State, San Francisco, Pacific, St. Mary's, UC Santa Barbara, Utah, Santa Clara, Portland, Yale, Pepperdine, Penn State and Washington State, among others.

Asked if any schools stand out from the pack, Okoye said, "I like Penn State and Washington State."

Given that those two schools are in major conferences, we asked Okoye if he wants to play at the highest level possible.

"Yes, I want to play at a high level," said Okoye.

Okoye, a raw but promising young big man, said he might decide at the end of August. "It could be at the end of August," said Okoye. "But, if not, then I might wait until the spring."

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