USF Announces Two Hoops Signees

The USF men's basketball program announced the signing of a pair of prospects to national letters of intent on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. Andre Jackson, a 6-10, 285-pound center from Lee College in Texas, and Tolulope "Jordan" Omogbehin, a 7-3, 291-pound center from Atlantic Shores Christian in Virginia, signed their LOI's on Wednesday

The Bulls front court will be a lot bigger next season. Andre Jackson, a 6-10, 285-pound center from Lee College in Texas, and Tolulope "Jordan" Omogbehin, a 7-3, 291-pound center from Atlantic Shores Christian in Virginia, signed their National Letters of Intent and are slated to play for the Bulls beginning in 2011.

"We are excited about the additions of Andre and Jordan," said Heath. "We felt the need to bulk up our front line and we have overachieved in that area."

Andre Jackson, a 6-10, 285-pound center averaged 9.2 points and 6.0 rebounds in his first season with Lee College in Baytown, Texas Jackson played his prep days at L.G. Pinkston High School in Texas, averaging 15.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game in 2007, helping lead Pinkston to the State playoffs the last two years. He was the seventh-ranked center in the state of Texas and was named one of its Top 100 players, earning First Team All-District honors his last two years, and also lettered in football. Jackson committed to Southern Mississippi over North Texas, Florida Atlantic, Texas A&M and Wichita State in 2007, before transferring to Lee College.

"My best assets I believe is when I get in the post, I can use my body and my size to my advantage," said Jackson. "I lost a lot of weight and I still have more to go. I want to keep working on my conditioning, my shot, and improve in my all around game."

Jackson committed to Southern Mississippi for the 2008-09 season, then played a year at Lee College and will have two years of eligibility to play once he arrives at USF

"Andre comes to USF with junior college experience under his belt," said Heath. "He has worked very hard to improve his physical attributes along with his game. We feel he will be able to contribute right away and he will develop to be an even more productive player as time progresses.".

Jordan Omogbehin, a 7-foot-3, 291 pound center currently plays for Atlantic Shores Christian in Chesapeake, Va, but the Nigerian native started out with Montrose Christian, then played last year at National Christian Academy, and averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds and 8 blocked shots last season. He also played for Team Takeover AAU - a squad that had 10 players in the class of 2011 commit to Division I schools.

The big man had several offers including one from Georgetown, and had lots of other interests including UCONN, Oklahoma, Marquette, and others before choosing USF.

"Jordan is 7-foot-3 and he has good hands and feet, but he still has some areas that need development," said Heath. "We are certainly excited about the physical attributes he brings to the table. He has the ability to change the paint with his size.


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