2003 Spotlight: Ndudi Ebi

Ndudi Ebi. It's not the easiest name to sound out and he goes by "Ndi" amongst friends. As tough as his name might be to pronounce (N-dee), it's been easy for college recruiters to track him down.

Duke, Arizona Right There For Ebi

6-9 small forwards who can pass, handle and shoot with skill are a commodity in next year's class. Ndudi Ebi is one of the brightest commodities.

Ebi is averaging 24 points, 12 rebounds, 6 blocks and 4 assists for Westbury Christian. He's one of the very best in the nation at his position and his recruitment is a battle of the big-timers.

"The decision will be made between him, his parents and coach Glenn," one source close to Ebi recently said. Right now, Duke, Arizona, Texas and North Carolina are in the mix. However, our source feels Duke are Arizona will be very strong when it's all said and done. Ebi is familiar with both.

He plays for Houston Hoops, an AAU team run by Hal Pastner. Does the name sound familiar? Hal's son Josh is an assistant at Arizona and has a ring from the Wildcats national championship run. Obviously, the Wildcats have a pretty darn good connection.

Last summer, Ebi camped at Duke with several members of his high school team. It looks as if Ebi, along with Blair Academy forward Luol Deng, are the Blue Devils top two recruits for next season. Reportedly, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has been to see Deng and there is talk he may see Ebi before the season is over.

Westbury Christian is going to be very good next season as well. In addition to Ebi, Christian has Ugo Ihekweazu, a 6-5 ½, 205 pound small forward. Ugo's a big-time student so academic institutions take note!

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