A number of coaches are searching for a top ranked shooting guard with the ability to get to the basket, and Obi Muonelo is one of the few available.
Of the top six shooting guards in the class of 2006, Muonelo is one of only two players uncommitted. The 6-foot-4 guard solidified his ranking with his impressive play this summer, and ended the AAU season ranked 32nd overall.
While he did play well this summer, there is always room for improvement and Muonelo is hard at work trying to improve certain aspects of his game.
“Just trying to improve my defense and my shot and my athletic abilities,” he said.
Muonelo, who is from Edmond, OK, has received attention from a number of schools throughout the recruiting process and is starting to get overwhelmed by all of the phone calls.
“It’s kind of going overboard. But I’ll handle it,” Muonelo said of the recruiting process. “It’s just a lot of calls and school is starting.”
The Santa Fe HS product has yet to set up any official visits, but Oklahoma State and Oklahoma have contacted him about traveling to see him for an in-home visit the first day of the visit period.
Kansas and Oklahoma State are two schools that Muonelo has been looking at for a long time, so what is it that he likes about the two Big 12 powers?
“I just like both schools,” Muonelo said. “They both have good coaches and they both got a good crowd.”
While those two schools are in solid shape with Muonelo, he did point out that he doesn’t have a favorite out of his five school list. He said that he would like to make a decision in a few months and also cited playing time as being a major factor in decision.
“Probably the biggest factor when I make my decision is going to be play time and just the team. And how they play as a team,” Muonelo explained.