Ogbueze Impresses At Challenge, Has One Offer

Braxton Ogbueze is in the beginning stages of his recruitment. He currently holds one scholarship offer, while three other schools are keeping tabs.

The Carolina Challenge had a number of quality point guard prospects in attendance last weekend.

However, arguably the top prospect of the bunch was Charlotte (N.C.) Vance 2012 standout Braxton Ogbueze. The 6-foot, 185-pound guard showcased his speed, athleticism and jump shot at the 4th annual event.

"I think I'm pretty fast and I can push the ball, create shots for other people and get into the lane," Ogbueze told Scout.com about his game.

Playing alongside 2011 standouts Marquis Rankin during high school ball has helped the talented sophomore a great deal. He said the competition in practice has helped him learn to compete every time he steps on the court.

"Everyday there was high competition in practice," he said. "It's everyday. Everyday in practice they push me to get better."

Despite the amount of talent, especially at the guard spot, on his high school team, Vance stumbled early in the playoffs.

"It went pretty good," Ogbueze said of his season. "It was pretty solid. It could have been better. We got stopped in the second round. I think I could have done way better by just helping my team win and stepping up more."

On the recruiting front, Ogbueze already has a handful of interested parties, as well as one scholarship offer.

"It's going pretty good," he said of his recruitment. "I have a couple of looks from ACC schools."

Virginia is Ogbueze's lone offer, while South Carolina, Clemson and Wake Forest are all showing him attention.

"I actually have visited South Carolina and I've been to Wake Forest for a camp," Ogbueze said. "[South Carolina] was good. They have a nice campus and nice fans. It was fun."

While the attention has begun, Ogbueze said his recruitment is far from over.

"It's too early," he said. "I have a ways to go."

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