2018 Kenneth Nwuba Update

Arlington Country Day School/MBA Hoops's Kenneth Nwuba, who played in last weekend's Adidas Memorial Day Classic, talks about his overall game and where he stands recruiting-wise.

  • Name: Kenneth Nwuba
  • Classification: 2018
  • High School: Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, FL)
  • AAU Team: MBA Hoops 17U
  • Position: Center
  • HT-WT: 6-foot-9, 206
  • Scout Ranking: Not Ranked
  • Colleges of Interest: LSU, Mississippi State, Onio State, Penn State, UNLV, Virginia Tech

  • Nwuba, who has been living in the United States for a little less than a year, is relatively new to the game of basketball.

    "I have been playing basketball for three years," said Nwuba. ."I joined (the) MBA Hoops (basketball program) last year in June when I got to America."

    As with many players from Africa, his defensive game is ahead of his offense.

    "The things that I do well are rebounding the ball, blocking shots and setting screens for my teammates so that I can open it up for them to make plays," said Nwuba. " I'm still working on my offense. I am working on my layups and when my point guard drives in I am working on being ready to catch the ball when he passes it to me."

    Despite being new to the game, several college coaches like the potential they see in the talented center.

    "I know that Virginia Tech, Penn State and Mississippi State are showing interest in me," said Nwuba. "Those are the only ones that I know of."

    As of now, however, recruiting is very much on the backburner for the class of 2018 prospect.

    "I don't really think much about recruiting," he said. "I just play basketball and try to improve my game. I know that if I continue working on my game what is supposed to happen for me in he future will come out. I just try to stay cool about everything and just concentrate on what I am doing now."

    His ultimate goal is to play in the NBA. To help him achieve that, he watches NBA game, trying to learn as much as possible.

    "I watch the NBA and watch the players and how they do things so that I can learn from them," said Nwuba.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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