Ibikunle Has It In Cruise Control

It's pretty quiet on the Femi Ibikunle recruiting front. The New Hampton big man is focusing on the season while some schools keep tabs on him.

March Will Begin Official Visits

Femi Ibikunle will see his recruitment heat up and there will be a time when he'll be ready for it to heat up. Right now is not that time.

"It's funny because it's been really difficult because he's not really ready to think about it yet," New Hampton coach Jamie Arsenault said. "He's not concerned where he ends up yet. He's getting the mail, taking it in but it'll come down to when he's ready to take some visits in March. It's not your typical watch of what the kid's doing. He's worried about wins and getting better."

Ibikunle is getting between 8 and 10 points a game, according to Arsenault. "He's actually been struggling a little bit. He was sick when he got back here and that's hurt his play. The last few games he's been playing a lot better. He's been active and I'm pleased with his progress and he's going to get better."

Right now, Ibikunle has what college recruiters covet in the spring: size and the bonus of athleticism. Arsenault feels like Marquette is recruiting him with some intensity. Cincinnati has shown interest as has Utah, Hawaii and Virginia. The Cavs actually offered him after the FUMA Invitational but haven't been in touch since.

"He basically wants to go to a school with a higher level of competition where he can develop and it's a good school."

No doubt he'll have that opportunity this spring.

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