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Top-40 junior Zuby Ejiofor talks his recruitment and game

November 17, 2020

When he was in the sixth grade, Zuby Ejiofor moved from Nigeria to the United States and man has developed into a future professional. Yes, he has tons of room for improvement and he’s only entering his junior year of high school. Prior to the pandemic, the 6-foot-9 forward was unranked by all outlets.

Now? He’s a consensus Top-50 prospect and has his slew of offers that he can currently choose from but I expect that list to expand as the season begins. Standing at his height, he also adds a 7’1 wingspan to his arsenal along with a 225-pound frame. He’s an absolute paint beast and it’s the reason why so many schools are in the mix.

So, who exactly is in the mix? Ejiofor discussed that with

What schools are heavily involved?

Ejiofor: “The schools that are heavily recruiting me and already offered are TCU, Texas, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, and Houston.”

How about programs that have called and have interest?

Ejiofor: “I been on a call with Texas Tech, Santa Clara, Ohio State, Purdue, Stanford, Oklahoma State, Michigan, Baylor, and Iowa.”

TCU, discuss where things stand with them?

Ejiofor: “They were the first school to offer me even before I was ranked nationally. I like how they play four out and one in and allow their big men to move around. Another plus is that it’s only an hour away from home.”

How about another local one, Texas?

Ejiofor: “I really like how Texas utilizes their Bigs. I noticed that a lot of Texas bigs get a chance to play in the NBA. My favorite NBA player, Kevin Durant, went there.”

What about an out-of-state program like Virginia Tech?

Ejiofor: “I’ve always wanted to play in the ACC. To me, that is one of the best basketball conferences. Also with Virginia Tech, it would give me an opportunity to travel and experience life out of state.”

As for your game, where does your development stand after the summer?

Ejiofor: “This summer I have been working on my ball-handling and jump shot. My coach and I have been really working hard at it. A lot of coaches think I have big potential because I can run the floor and have a high motor. Hopefully, by college, I will be able to play the 3, 4, or 5.”

What are your season expectations?

Ejiofor: “This year my season expectations would be to win our District and make a run in the playoffs. I’m also very excited to play with both my brothers, Ugo, who is a senior, and Chuks, who is a sophomore. This will be the first year we will all be playing on Varsity together. I’m also looking forward to playing in the EYBL with Houston Hoops. I’m ready to get this season started.”

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