Eye On Recruiting: Chinyere Nnaji

TheRedMenace.com 's "Eye On Recruiting" goes to Plano Texas and takes a look at Chinyere Nnaji.

When the name Chinyere Nnaji comes to mind for Plano Senior Head Women's basketball Coach Lynn Meger, she thinks about how good a person and quality of player that Chinyere is.


Chinyere Nnaji gave a verbal commitment to play for the New Mexico Lobos two days ago. Nnaji is a 3-year starter for Plano that was unable to play her junior year due to an ACL tear. Chinyere has spectacular career was off and running in her freshmen year as she started on the varsity team and also was awarded the new comer of the year as well as on the All-distract teams. Something that Chinyere Nnaji should be used to.

 "She (Nnaji) does a lot of the dirty work," says Coach Meger on Friday afternoon during an interview with TheRedMenace.com Nnaji is almost avenging a double double this year, scoring 10 points and nine boards a game. Meger also told us that Nnaji should try to work on her confidence, leadership and being a go to player. "She is still in the state of shying away from a lot of contact, but she is slowly getting more comfortable with it" says Meger.  "But she really works her butt on defense" exclaims Meger!

 New Mexico can really expect a really, good solid player, "she will get their and get more points then boards her first year, but with her work ethic she will be a scorer" Nnaji is a person that spends a lot of time in the gym, "she is just one of those kids that is coach able will listen to you and but in the extra time and work on her game" says Meger.

 Over her years here she has formed herself into a more complete player, as a freshman she was a post or a power forward. However, through hard work and determination she has developed in o a good Small forward/guard that can shoot the three and create on her own. She as also developed a very nice three point shot. "Lobo fans are going to like her a lot" Says Meger

 In the summer before her sophomore season, Nnaji played with current Lobo Porsche Torrance on their AAU team.

 As far as other schools looking at Nnaji, she had a few offers Arkansas State, Oklahoma and Kansas State, were on recruiting her hard.

 TheRedMenace.com would like to welcome Chinyere Nnaji and thank Coach Megar for her time.

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