6-5 Wing Schedules Official Visit to Rutgers

Huntington (W.V.) Prep class of 2011 6-foot-5 wing Maurice Aniefiok is set to make his college decision next week, but before doing so will cap a hectic week by making two more official visits, including one to Rutgers. ScarletReport.com has the latest information on Aniefiok's recruitment inside.

Class of 2011 Huntington (W.V.) Prep wing Maurice Aniefiok will announce his college plans next Monday, but before that he is in for busy week.

He didn't return from a weekend visit to Ole Miss until late Sunday night because of flight problems, and will begin an official visit to Duquesne on Tuesday before making an official visit to Rutgers for the weekend.

"His recruitment has kind of fluctuated," Huntington Prep coach Scott Fulford said. "He was pretty much a West Virginia lean throughout year, and once they decided to go with true point guard as opposed to a wing like Maurice, his recruitment picked back up in early February."

However, it wasn't until a few weeks ago Rutgers moved into the mix for the 6-foot-5, 225-pound Aniefiok, who visited James Madison a few weeks ago.

The question is whether Rutgers entered the equation too late to land Aniefiok.

Fulford said Scarlet Knights coach Mike Rice has not seen Aniefiok play, and what was shaping up as his lone opportunity to watch him workout was cancelled because of flight problems. Rice was supposed to be at Huntington Prep to watch Aniefiok work out Sunday afternoon.

"There were flight problems and Maurice missed his connection," Fulford said. "So, I called coach Rice and told him not to bother coming because Maurice wouldn't be here."

Plenty of schools have been in to see Aniefiok, who is from Nigeria, with interested coming in waves.

"It picked up from a high level with UCLA and USC being interested, but a lot of it is based on need this time of year," Fulford said. "Some schools needed bigs, some wings and some point guards. (Aniefiok) has been true to the ones that stayed on in all the time."

Aniefiok averaged 11 points (with a season high of 27 points) and six rebounds per game.

"We just had so many guys," Fulford said. "We had so many scorers. One night he may have seven, and another he may have 22."

Although Aniefiok is set to announce in one week, a time for his decision has not been set yet.


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