Louisville men’s basketball picked up what many deemed a surprise commit from 6’9 forward Emmanuel Okorafor. However, if you’ve been listening to the CSZ podcast the last few months, we have hinted at UofL looking at a post player in the NBA Academy Africa. Okorafor is a prospect from the NBA Academy Africa and a native of Lagos, Nigeria. He is eligible immediately for the Cards.
Okorafor averaged 9.1 ppg, 10.4 rpg, and 1.8 apg*. He’s a power forward by trade and is a high level athlete with a 37 inch vertical and 7’5 wingspan.
Congratulation to NBA Academy Africa's Emmanuel Okorafor 🇳🇬 on making his commitment to play at @LouisvilleMBB official! #NBAAfrica #NBA pic.twitter.com/QhRmEBvUZQ— NBA Africa (@NBA_Africa) January 19, 2023
While he is young and still developing, his rebounding ability and effort could be used immediately for a UofL team sorely lacking in those departments. Okorafor is a particularly good rebounder who really excels at blocking out and crashing the offensive glass. He’s still pretty raw, but the potential is through the roof.
To read more about the Cards newest member, click the link in the tweet below:
We've got a new member of #TheFamily, joining us immediately…— Louisville Men's Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) January 19, 2023
Welcome to The Ville @Nigerianfreak34!
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*stats courtesy of proballers.com