Ibekwe Down To Three

Ekene Ibekwe, one of the elite power forward prospects in the west, has two schools at the top of his list. One other school will get an official visit and then Ibekwe will choose from his three finalists...

We spoke with Ekene Ibekwe, 6-8 SR PF Carson (Calif.) High, last night and asked him about the status of his recruitment.

"USC and Maryland are my two leaders," said Ibekwe.

Ibekwe has already visited both schools. We asked if he planned on taking any more official trips. "I'm going to Kansas next weekend for Midnight Madness," replied Ibekwe.

A recent Internet report stated that UCLA might be making a late push. We asked Ibekwe if he'd heard anything from the Bruins. "No, I haven't," said Ibekwe. "I was interested in them, and they came to one of my practices, but I never heard anything more from them. They never called or nothing."

When questioned about the timing of his decision, Ibekwe replied, "I don't have a timeframe. I'll commit when it feels right. But I will sign in the fall."

Ibekwe said his GPA is 3.2 and he scored 900 on the SAT.

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