Onyekaba a State Champion

2012 power forward Ifeanyi Onyekaba and his teammates at Virginia Episcopal wrapped up a terrific 2010-2011 season last weekend when they won the VISAA Division 3 State Title.

The best way to finish a season is with a state title and Virginia Episcopal School did that last weekend when they defeated Williamsburg Christian 83-71.

Episcopal was led by 6'7 240 pound post player Ifeanyi Onyekaba. Onyekaba tallied 29 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 blocks in the title game. On the season, the strong power forward averaged 20 points and 16 rebounds per contest.

Onyekaba is a true low post presence that is athletic, powerful, and has a terrific motor.

"I just play hard all of the time," says Onyekaba. "I want to be a leader on my team. If my teammates see me playing hard then they will too."

Onyekaba came to the United States last season, where he played for Roanoke Catholic. This season, Onyekaba transferred to Virginia Episcopal where he is playing for ACC great Curtis Staples.

"I have learned a lot since last season. I watch a lot of film of college and pro players. That has really helped me learn the game. My coaches have also done a good job teaching me as well."

Despite the obvious connection his coach has to Virginia, Onyekaba claims he is still very open in his recruitment.

"All the schools are equal. I am looking at all of the schools recruiting me." Those schools include Virginia, Wake Forest, Ohio State, and others.

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