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Basketball Recruiting

2022's Ernest Udeh Jr. emerging as a national recruit

October 5, 2020
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These crazy and chaotic times have been very interesting when it comes to the high school basketball world. Several major events saw cancellation so when it came to prospects who were amidst a breakout, they had to still find a way to showcase their talents and take advantage of any chance they get to play.

This summer, Ernest Udeh Jr. showed college coaches his worth and what he had done if there was an AAU season. The 6-foot-10 big man out of Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida, holds a handful of division one offers with the newest one being from The University of Florida.

“I recently went on a virtual tour for the University of Florida with their head coach Mike White and his whole staff and they offered me.”

His thoughts on the virtual visit?

UF showed me exactly how I would fit into the program and I really enjoyed the routine that the players are put through.”

Which other programs are in the mix?

“Temple, USF, and Georgia State have been involved the most right now as far as talking to me and checking on me. Virginia Tech, UCF, and Western Kentucky have been talking to me for a while.”

His breakdown of each local school heavily involved.

South Florida: “My very first offer, USF, was obtained when I went to their camp in fall 2019. I was offered directly by head coach Gregory after my second game of the day.”

Stetson: “Stetson offered me at midnight, the day that colleges could speak to us, along with my teammates Denzel Aberdeen ‘22 and Riley Kugel ‘22.”

FAU: “FAU, the offer came shortly after a phone call from Head Coach May. They have been on me for a while.”

Give me the full scouting report on you.

I take pride in doing everything necessary to win a basketball game. I can put it on the floor if I need to, I’m solid with my post moves. I can shoot consistently from mid, getting better with my three-ball. With confidence, I want to say I’m one of the best defenders in the state. I hate to see someone else out-hustle me.”

 

 
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