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“Right now he’s very hot,” North Gwinnett coach Len Garner
said just shortly after answering his office phone.
The Bulldog coach was referring to his star shooting guard Ebuka Anyaorah. The 6-foot-4 senior is averaging 25.3 points and 9 rebounds a game and that has grabbed the attention of coaches across the country.
“He’s a two guard,” Garner said. “He’s got very good three-point range outside and he’s had a couple of games where he’s hit seven three-pointers. He had 43 points against Spartanburg from South Carolina in our Powerade tournament.”
Anyaorah is certainly making a name for himself and his high school coach would be the first to tell you, he didn’t necessarily see it coming. Originally he thought Anyaorah would be best suited at a mid level program.
“I’ll be honest with you as a coach because kids say they’ll wait until the end of their senior year and they’ll lose out on a good deal sometime,” Garner said. “I figured he was basically a mid-major at that point and I figured Tennessee Tech and Fairfield were pretty good.”
“But he decided to wait and I said I’m still in your corner,” he continued. “It was against my better judgment, but I was in his corner. He just got to working and I’m telling you he lit a fire and he’s just been unbelievable.”
The wait has certainly paid off. In just the past few weeks Colorado State, Michigan, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Oklahoma, Wichita State, Evansville, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt have all made contact or been in to see him.
To go with the offers from Tennessee Tech and Fairfield, the talented wing also holds an offer from Colorado State. Tennessee Tech and Fairfield both received official visits before the early sign period.
“I think he’s going to just kind of wait until the season is over and then go ahead and make his other three visits and maybe a couple more unofficials then narrow he'll it down,” Coach Garner said.
With a number of coaches looking for a capable shooting guard, we expect Anyaorah’s recruitment will continue to soar -- however there isn’t many chances left to see him, as N.G. only has three regular season games left.