Lutz, 49ers Add Forward

Bobby Lutz and the Charlotte 49ersreached into Arkansas this weekend to grab a power forward. An official visit turned into a commitment for the 49ers staff.

Gaby Ngoundgo, a 6-foot-7 power forward out of Little Rock (Ark.) Christian, couldn't be any happier. On Sunday, the native of Cameroon committed to Bobby Lutz and the Charlotte 49ers.

"I'm dreaming," Ngoundgo said. "It's the best situation. I think even some people from America want to take my spot right now. It's wonderful and I'm just blessed."

Ngoundgo had his pick of colleges as Rhode Island, Illinois State, Missouri State and East Carolina offered him scholarships. He averaged 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks as a junior. He's been in America three seasons.

"I think they're going to use me a four," Ngoundgo said. "I can rebound the ball and I think the best part of my game is rebounding and defense. I can score too but I think they'll really use me to rebound and block shots."

The official visit took place this weekend and right away the forward figured Charlotte was the place to take his game. "I went down Friday and I just go back. I think it's the best spot for me. The campus is beautiful and I love the coaches. It's nice and it's a nice spot to live and to play basketball."

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