USF Visit Ends Rough For 6'10 Center Nweke

The Bulls continued the search to fill the remaining three scholarships for next season. By hosting Kem Nweke, the 6-foot-10, 309-pound center from Marshall High School who took an official campus visit to USF this weekend. Read on to find out how the visit went, and where he stands now. Only on USFNation.com

The Bulls continued the search to fill the remaining three scholarships for next season. By hosting Kem Nweke, the 6-foot-10, 309-pound center from Marshall High School who took an official campus visit to USF this weekend.

Last season Nweke averaged 10.9 points, 11.3 rebounds and 4.3 blocks for Marshall.

 

"I think he's a pretty good player, at 6'10-308 he's got good hands and foot work," Said HS Coach Gary Nichols. He's a big kid that can rebound. He needs to lose a little weight but he's a basketball player and I wouldn't call him a project. He knows how to play the game and has good touch."

 

Nweke who already visited Iowa State and East Tennessee wasn't very familiar with the South Florida program, besides that they played in the BIG EAST but his coach told him what kind of a person Coach Heath was and that the Coach is more important then the program.

 

"The visit was all right. Aaron Holmes was my host."

 

Nweke toured the campus and checked out the facilities. He also met the coaches and several of the players.

 

"Mostly we just hung out, played around, played some games and scrimmaged a little bit. A lot of the players already went home because schools almost over, so we didn't have much to do."

 

"I'm looking for a program where I can play, somewhere I can play a lot early and get better."

 

There are a few programs interested in a big guy like that's still available but after the visit Nweke didn't indicate if in fact the Bulls had offered.

 

After the visit getting home wasn't easy for Nweke. First his flight home to Texas on Saturday night was cancelled. Then after returning to the hotel, his phone was lost or stolen. With the early flights Sunday being full, Nweke spent half the day at the airport before catching a flight home.

 

Nweke wasn't very pleased after finally getting home, rating his USF visit a "5" and was unclear of what his plans were now, or who his favorites are.

 

"School wise I don't even know where I'm at right now."

 

Nweke doesn't have anything set up yet, but is working on setting up a visit with Wright State.

 

"I would like to make my decision in the next two weeks, I'll have to talk things over with my family."

 

The chances of him becoming a Bull may be fading after this weekend, but stay tuned with USFNation for any updates


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