Emmanuel Negedu Holding Off For Now

Emmanuel Negedu was extremely close to pulling the trigger and committing to Arizona. However, now the 6-foot-7 Nigerian and Brewster Academy (N.H.) junior forward has opted to put things on hold for a little while.

Emmanuel Negedu nearly pulled the trigger for Arizona, but the athletic 6-foot-7, 225-pound Brewster Academy (N.H.) junior forward will hold off before making a final decision.

``I liked the community, the coaches and everything about it," Negedu said on Tuesday, about a week after taking an unofficial to Tucson. "They play the best style for me."

``But I want to take a couple more visits before I make up my mind," he added. "I'm not ready to commit yet even though Arizona is my leader and I really liked my visit."

Negedu (Scout.com, No. 39) is also considering Tennessee, Louisville, Indiana and New Mexico. Brewster coach Jason Smith said that Ohio State and Florida offered after watching Negedu play this past weekend at the Kingwood Classic.

Olson envisions Negedu as somewhat of a Bennett Davison-type player. He's athletic, plays extremely hard and just outworks the opposition.

Negedu, who came over from Nigeria nearly three years ago, has improved significantly under the tutelage of Smith. Negedu's perimeter game was virtually non-existent when he arrived and now he's able to knock down shots with consistency.


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