Antwi Signs On
Netwhispers On Hoops
The number one player in Canada, Antwi Atuahene, a 6'4" point has decided that he wants to come to Rutgers and play for Gary Waters. He is formerly from Ghana, West Africa, but is now a Canadian. This is the first signing of the spring period for the Rutgers basketball squad.
Antwi who goes by the nickname of Tweety played for the 45-4 Henry Carr Crusaders' of Toronto, Canada. Ask his high school coach Anthony DeSanctis and he'll tell you that Tweety was a vocal leader, as well as, a leader by example for him. He wasn't afraid of anything or anyone on the court. He was intense with a capital I on the court and let his teammates know about it if they were out of position on offense or defense.
This point guard averaged 34 points, 9 assists, 10 rebounds and 5 steals per game. He was an all-star or tournament MVP at every tournament he participated in this year. He is the quickest guard in Canada. His speeds go from fast to just a blast. He can take it to the hoop and slash with the best of them. He also has the ability to stop on a dime and pop. His three point shot isn't as sharp as he would like it to be but it is still an effective weapon.
Everyone speaks about his offensive prowess but his true forte just may be defense and his ability to go between the two in a split second. His AAU coach, Bo Russell, said that Tweety was really quick on his feet with great defensive instincts. He also didn't mind getting down and dirty on the boards.
You can speak about offense, defense, scoring, leadership qualities but his best on the court trait may be his ability to totally control the game. He does whatever is needed to lead his team to victory.
Coach Bo Russell also said "he is a strong, cerebral point guard who has speed and can really pass the ball. He draws a lot of similarities to Gary Payton. He is 6'4" and 190 pounds, so he is physically ready for the Big East. He has played against many of the top point guards in the United States at Nike Camp, NBA camp and the AAU."
At Nike Camp in Indianapolis Atuahene finished with an overall rank as the 55th best player at the camp. He beat out Tet Minor on his Nike Camp team as the starting point guard. This was no small feat because Minor was considered the top point guard prior to camp.
Teams from the Big 10, ACC, Big East, Conference USA and SEC recruited Antwi.
More on Antwi from the Official Rutgers Site
PISCATAWAY, NJ – Antwi Atuahene, a 6-4, 185-pound lead guard from Toronto, Canada has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Rutgers University for head coach Gary Waters, it was announced today. Atuahene will be a freshman at Rutgers in 2003-04.Atuahene, regarded as one of the top players in Canada, starred at Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School in Toronto last season, where he averaged 34.5 points, 11.5 assists and 10.0 rebounds. He scored 48 points in a single game, and dished out 22 assists in another game. He led Henry Carr to a 44-4 record and an appearance in The Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAAA (largest school) finals.
Antwi Signs On