'Cats Still Waiting on Echefu

Echefu, who hails from Nigeria and is ranked No. 34 in the senior class by Scout.com, has gone about the recruiting process differently than most kids.

"He's kind of closed down the recruiting process," Adkins said. "He follows Coach (Stu) Vetter's lead and just lets his game do the talking. He's working really hard, has a 3.7 GPA and took the SAT in January. He's just focused on leading our team and playing at the highest level."

Echefu, who is averaging about 20 points and 11 boards per game, had a top five that consisted of Michigan, Florida State, Kentucky, Virginia Tech and Duke. Numerous other high-major schools, according to Adkins, have attempted to make inroads – but Echefu is fairly content with the relationships he's made with those five schools.

"It's up to Uche," Adkins said. "People think that's it's up to Coach Vetter, but it's really going to be Uche's decision. Coach Vetter will help, but it's really up to Uche."

"He's going to sit down and look at where he can get the best education and also find a place that he feels comfortable and has an opportunity to play," Adkins added.


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