Anigbogu Improving Stock
This season has been a successful one for 6-foot-9, 225-pound Corona (Calif.) Centennial center Ike Anigbogu. It's a deep class of centers on the West Coast in 2016, but Anigbogu's name is quickly rising up that list. Anigbogu recently competed in the Nike Extravaganza, earning the following evaluation from Scout: You can see Anigbogu’s confidence as a player improve almost monthly. His touch is getting better and he’s finishing baskets he wouldn’t have at the beginning of the season. At 6-foot-9 with wide shoulders and long arms, he’s always had the frame, but is playing hard and it’s making him a tough player to score on. Anigbogu blocks shots, rebounds and plays increasingly smart defense. His upside is very high. The four-star prospect is pleased with how his game is coming along. "My hand, comfort level and finishing are getting better," Anigbogu said. "I've been working hard in practice on my skill development. It's showing up on the court and I'm proud of that. "I need to make quicker moves in the post and gain more confidence in my left hand." Anigbogu's offer list includes California, San Jose State, SMU, Tulsa, U.C. Irvine and Vanderbilt, with several other programs closely monitoring him. While Anigbogu's offer list is going to expand in the coming months, he's pretty happy with the schools recruiting him. "I think the ones who are interested in me, I'm interested in them," he said. "Schools like California, UCLA, Stanford and Arizona." A high academic kid, Anigbogu is likely going to end up having offers from schools with great basketball programs and those which can offer great educations. Figuring out how to balance those offers is something Anigbogu will worry about when he gets to that point. "It just comes down to how comfortable I feel," he said." Academics is really important to me, but if I feel really comfortable with a program that maybe isn't as high academically as Stanford for example, I'd still go for it."