Anunoby Sees Iowa

Iowa played host to rising 2015 wing Ogugua "O.G." Anunoby on Saturday. The St. Louis Eagles product from Jefferson City (MO) High spoke about the visit and the rest of his recruitment in this premium article.

Fran McCaffery looks for certain traits in his players. Versatility is one that ranks high on the Iowa coach's list.

Ogugua Anunoby fits the mold of a wing capable of helping in multiple areas. The 2015 Missouri product feels good about Iowa after visiting the school on Saturday.

"It was a nice campus," the 6-foot-7, 200-pounder said. "I liked the coaches and the facilities. They talked to me about their playing style; how they get up and down. We also talked about academics and how I would fit in there."

Anunoby runs with the St. Louis Eagles and Jefferson City High. Their styles mimic the fast-paced brand of basketball played at Iowa.

"I think I fit in there because they like wings that are versatile; ones that can play inside and outside," Anunoby said. "I think the strongest parts of my game are shooting and athleticism. If I have a smaller person on me, I can go into the post. If I have a bigger person on me, I can bring them outside. On defense, I feel like I can guard the 2-5."

Anunoby reports scholarship offers from Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and Missouri State. He said he's also hearing from Central Michigan, Evansville, Southern Illinois, Yale, Lehigh and Boston University.

Anunoby, who goes by O.G., has visited Missouri State. He's scheduled to stop at SI-Edwardsville next month.

Anunoby spent time on his Iowa visit speaking with head coach Fran McCaffery.

"I like Coach McCaffery," he said. "He's a good coach. He brought that program up. It's gotten better every year he's been there.

"He likes how versatile I am and how I play. He thinks I can come in and help at a few positions."

McCaffery invited Anunoby back to Iowa for a visit during an Iowa football game this fall.

"I definitely will be back there," Anunoby said. "I like Iowa a lot."


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