"Mainly Tennessee recruited him prior to his commitment to Arizona, so there was a certain level of familiarity," Brewster Academy coach Jason Smith said. "Their style of play was also attractive."
"Emannuel said on his visit he was able to click and bond with all of the Tennessee players and coaches," he continued. "He said it was like a close knit family, just like his experience with Brewster."
This past season Negedu averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds for Brewster, who went 31-4 on the season. He finished his career ranked No. 71 overall and No. 22 on the power forward list.