Louisville is still in the mix for Class of 2017 big man Ikey Obiagu, who is from Decatur, Ga., and is one of the top five centers in '17

The University of Louisville will evaluate a bunch of Class of 2017 prospects in the month of July, including one of the nations top post players - Ikey Obiagu. The 7-foot center from Decatur, Ga., says Louisville is one of the schools recruiting him the hardest.

One of the best shot blockers in the country - Ikey Obiagu - says the University of Louisville is among the school's coming after him the hardest as he prepares to play in front of college coaches in July.

The 7-foot Obiagu, who plays for the Georgia Stars on the EYBL circuit, is expecting the Cardinals' staff to be among several staffs that show him a lot of attention the next three weeks.

"It's all going really good," he said about the recruiting process, noting Baylor, Arizona, California, Connecticut, U of L and Georgetown were the school's that were making him a priority.

A native of Nigeria, Obiagu is the No. 4 ranked center in the country and the No. 8 prospect overall.

The standout from Decatur, Ga., Greenforest McCalep Christian Academy has over 20 scholarship offers. He helped Greenforest to the Class A Private School state title in March. He had seven blocked shots in the title game.

"I'm just having fun with it and working on my game," he said. "This is what everybody hopes for and I am taking advantage of it.

"But I still have to work hard. I'm working on my jump hooks from left and right and finishing at the rim."

Obiagu said U of L assistant coach Kenny Johnson told him he would "fit right in," with the Cardinals' system.

Louisville is expected to evaluate him next week at the Peach Jam in Augusta, Ga.


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