Edwin Ofori-Attah will visit campus this weekend

6-4 shooting guard Edwin Ofori-Attah of Statesville (NC) Christian will visit the University of Minnesota campus this weekend. Ofori-Attah set a North Carolina scoring record with 71 points and he had a 45-point game (42 in the second half) against the prep school power Durham (NC) Mt. Zion Christian Academy.

Edwin Ofori-Attah transferred from Rockville (MD) Montrose Christian, where he played last season. He was their seventh man, according to Montrose head coach Stu Vetter, who I spoke to during the recent Academy National Invitational in Houston. Vetter said that Ofori-Attah is an excellent outside shooter. Montrose had a talented team that finished 20-1 and was ranked No. 4 by College Basketball News. That team featured Linas Kleiza, who is now at Missouri and current seniors 6-6 Churchill Odia (who has committed to Xavier and 6-11 center Tunji Soroye (Virginia commitment).

Vetter said that Ofori-Attah could sometimes have a temper, but that was partly due to not getting major minutes on a talented team.

Clemson, Davidson, East Carolina (where he visited), Arkansas and Oklahoma have also shown interest in the talented scorer. Minnesota head coach Dan Monson visited Statesville to see Ofori-Attah play.

Edwin Ofori-Attah is a German exchange student. Ofori-Attah was the leading scorer on the German 18-U Junior National Team that competed in the World Championships. He speaks four different languages and wants to study International Business.

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