"He made his decision last night, he's going to Syracuse," Episcopal coach Tim Jaeger said Tuesday morning.
Onuaku averaged 14 points and 9 rebounds as a junior. He's got a huge body built for rugged contact. Not known for his offensive output, Jaeger says the colleges recruiting him were looking at his potential down the road.
"He's 6-foot-9, 250 and he's got a good body. He's got good feet and hands for a guy that size. The challenge for him is going to be finishing the play. He's got to turn that potential into reality."
In the end, Syracuse won a lengthy recruiting battle by making a solid impression on his official visit.
"I think that he just felt a gut feeling when he came back from the campus visit. There was a certain comfort level with the players and the coaches. All four of the programs were good. It was a hard decision for him. He said that he could have been happy at any one of the four schools." He's being recruited on potential right now.