Azubuike Will Play In College Next Season

Kelenna Azubuike, recently named the Tulsa World Player of the Year and elected to the Oklahoma "Super Five" team, has decided that college is definitely for him. In fact, Azubuike appears to have a leader.

Kentucky Conducts Wednesday Night Visit

Kelenna Azubuike of Victory Christian in Tulsa scored 3,530 in his high school career. For a time, he thought about taking his game directly from high school to the NBA. While the NBA is the long-term goal, Azubuike will use college as a means of achieving his dream.

"I've decided to go to college," Azubuike said Wednesday night. "(The NBA) is in my future still but I am going to college first."

Azubuike even has a favorite. "Kentucky is probably out in front right now. Illinois is still in there. We're considering different colleges and seeing what is best."

Meanwhile, Kentucky head coach Tubby Smith is in Azubuike's home April 3 for a visit. Illinois would like to set up a meeting as well. Currently, neither school has an official visit scheduled with him.

Azubuike wants to be recruited by the NBA with the same kind of intensity that colleges came after him with. "I knew I'd probably get picked but I want to go to college and come out a lottery pick," Azubuike said. "I just want to raise my stock and get more mature and be more ready."


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