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What was thought to be a 3-team fight for 6-4 Uche Ofoegbu suddenly finds WSU in a multi-school battle

GRADUATE TRANSFER Uche Ofoegbu, a 6-4, 214-pound forward from the University of San Francisco, told ESPN he will play ball next season at Washington State, Creighton or Georgia Tech. But shortly after hoops guru Jeff Goodman tweeted that information, the situation became downright dynamic.

Goodman followed up his original tweet with another saying Miami and Memphis had jumped in with late offers to Ofoegbu. And then Max Ivany of D1Nation.com tweeted that UNLV and TCU also had joined the fray.

Ofoegbu averaged 9.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game this past season for USF. He shot 50.8 percent from the field (43.5 percent on 69 attempts from downtown) and 64 percent from the line.

Goodman says Ofoegbu is planning an official visit to Georgia Tech in the coming days. It was unknown at press time if he already had tripped to WSU or was planning to.

Wherever the San Antonio native winds up next season, one thing is for sure: he's a traveling man. USF was his second college stop following a 2012-13 freshman season at Southern Methodist in which he averaged 7.8 minutes, 1.5 rebounds and 0.6 points per game.

He sat out the 2013-14 season under NCAA transfer rules and then played sparingly for the Dons -- 88 total minutes -- in 2014-15.

As a graduate transfer he is eligible to play immediately at his new school.

WSU has four signed members in its 2016 class and openings for two more with the recent graduate transfer departures of Que Johnson (Western Kentucky) and Valentine Izundu (TBD). As CF.C reported earlier this week, 6-9 shooting forward Shandon Goldman of Lincoln, Ark., is tripping to Pullman on Sunday. He played this past season at Tennessee Prep Academy.

THE OFOEGBU FILE:

Prepped at John Paul Stevens High in San Antonio, where he earned first-team all-district, all-region and 5A all-state honors as a senior after averaging 21 points per game. Averaged 19.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game as a junior. Older brother Ike played at SMU and was a third-team All-Conference USA selection in 2006-07.

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