Koundjia Looking At The Deacs

Junior swingman Regis Koundjia, a native of central Africa, is actively being recruited by Coach Prosser and his staff. Koundjia's coach, Chris Chaney, talked to DeaconSports about Regis' game as well as his recruitment. Also, could he have committed somewhere this past weekend?

Regis Koundjia is one of the most athletic high school players you will see. At 6'7" and 190 pounds, Koundjia can do everything his coach, Chris Chaney, asks him to do.

"He really does not have a weakness but we're trying to improve his game all-around," Chaney said. "He's a 6'7 swingman, a very smart player."

In fact, his weaknesses are so few that the main thing Chaney said they were working on was Regis' communication. "He's very shy," Chaney noted.

Last year, Koundjia averaged 16 points and 10 boards for Laurinburg, one of the nation's top high school squads. And, because of his strong game, Koundjia is starting to be recognized by colleges around the country. So far, the schools showing the most interest in Koundjia are Wake Forest, Xavier, Maryland, and LSU. N.C. State is also recruiting him.

His coach reports that of those schools, only Wake Forest and N.C. State has not offered. However, the Deacon coaching staff has been up to see Regis numerous times. "Coach Prosser has been up to several times and they do a great job of recruiting," Chaney said.

Coach Chaney also noted that Regis, who plans to play for the D.C. Assoult AAU squad, had no favorite and would probably not have a decision in the near future.

However, since we talked with Coach Chaney, Koundjia has visited LSU. Some initial reports are that the 6'7" forward gave the Tigers a verbal commitment. DeaconSports is currently working to get in touch with Coach Chaney about a potential verbal.

Wake Forest is also recruiting Koundjia's teammate, Boubacar Coly. Coly, also being recruited by Georgia Tech, Maryland, and others, is expected to play AAU ball for the Atlanta Celtics this summer.

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