Manny Obaseki has been on the rise this past summer running with Mudiay Elite on the Under Armour circuit. The 6’3 combo guard out of Allen, Texas gave me some information on how he got hooked up with Mudiay Elite, his plans for the upcoming high school season, and some improvements he wants to make in his game to boost his stock. He currently holds offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Arkansas, Texas, Baylor, TCU, and many other Division 1 Schools.
Q: How did you get hooked up with Mudiay Elite?
A: “My godfather, Kevin Jones was looking for a good opportunity for me, and found one with Mudiay Elite to help increase in name and platform”.
Q:How did you guys do on the UAA circuit this past summer and what were your stats?
A: “We did not so well. I averaged around 16 to 18 points a game. I finished top 10 in scoring and top 20 in rebounding on the circuit”.
Q: When did you start to receive offers to programs?
A: “I started getting offered around my ninth going into my tenth grade year”
Q: What schools are recruiting you the hardest right now and what coaches do you feel have the best relationship with you?
A: “The hardest schools recruiting me right now are Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, and TCU so far. The OU staff, Oklahoma State staff, Texas Tech Staff, Texas staff, and Texas A&M staff have been building a close relationship with me so far”.
Q: What are your plans until the start of the high school season?
A: “Fixing to take some visits and keep working out as well”.
Q: Expectations for next high school season?
A: “My expectations is to help my team be the best we can be as well as being the leader. I want to set an example for everybody”.
Q: During the offseason do you workout with a trainer or train by yourself?
A: ” I do a lot at the gym by myself, my godfather taught me a lot when i was younger as well and he continues to teach me. I’m just getting back with Terrell Harris, former Miami Heat guard”.
Q: If you could improve one thing in your game right now that would really make these college coaches want you in their program what would it be?
A: “My jump shooting that’s all, and just sharpening everything else”.
Obaseki plays at Allen High school and will be a junior next season. He will be the go to guy on their team. Manny will also be returning to play with Mudiay Elite next spring for the AAU season. If he continues to polish his game, more college coaches from around the country would love to have him be apart of their program.