Wildcats After Georgia Center

Lacking major depth in the backcourt, Northwestern is looking for a quality big man. A candidate for that is Justin Tuoyo, a 6-9, 210-lb center from Lovejoy, Georgia.

Thus far, Justin Tuoyo has offers from Northwestern, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, VCU, with interest coming from a list of other schools.

Northwestern was one of the first schools to extend an offer to Tuoyo, and he remains interested in the Wildcats. The center remains in contact with Northwestern assistant coach Tavaras Hardy, and is hoping to learn more about the program, and hopefully come check out the campus on a visit.

"We have to set up a visit," Tuoyo said. "If there's a chance that they want me to come up there, I'll come up. I'd like to go up there."

Tuoyo admits he doesn't know much about the Wildcats right now, and is hoping to stay in contact with the coaching staff more. However, he was able to follow the team for a part of this past season, and was impressed with what he saw.

"I've seen them play on TV," he said. "They play in a good conference. They had a good year. I liked everything about them this year."

Currently, Tuoyo has a group of favorites, and Northwestern is on the outside looking in. His favorites include Cincinnati, VCU, and Virginia Tech. But that doesn't mean NU is out of the picture. The next step is to visit Northwestern and meet with the Wildcat coaches in-person.

"I'm undecided, so anything I feel that I can fit in with, I'm interested in," Tuoyo said.

As a junior, Tuoyo averaged 12 points per game and was named First-Team All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-State. He currently carries a 3.0 grade point average.


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