2022 ND Okafor of Ireland is a prospect that got on some coaches radar due to his performance on the FIBA U16 Europe Championship last season.
The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 16.1 points, 14.3 rebounds and five blocks per game, while shooting 53-percent from the field. He led FIBA in double-doubles (8), rebounds and blocked shots per game.
Okafor’s goal is to have as many options possible, professional or college in the states, but that decision won’t be happening any time soon.
Baylor, Montana State, Kentucky and Georgia are the programs to have reached out, Okafor has told me. He said that most of them like his physique and rebounding prowess.
“Most of the coaches say they like the motor I play with,” he explained. “And my athletic abilities and of course rebounding.”
Okafor is a player that can play many positions on the floor. He currently can play the four and five, and has been working even more so on being able to play out on the wing.
“I’m working on my handle to become quicker with it,” he said. “And my shot from three is a really big one I’ve been working on. I’m more focused on the three.”