Indiana has offered another forward in its 2019 recruiting class. From Hopkins, Minnesota, Zeke Nnaji is a 6-foot-9, 215 pound forward. According to the 247 Sports composite, he is a 3-star rated power forward, coming in at 195th overall in the country. Read on more below about these rankings.
I thank The Most High for receiving an offer from Indiana University‼️ ⚪️🔴 pic.twitter.com/vKLgSqJsLo
— Zeke Nnaji (@ZekeNnaji_Hoopz) June 1, 2018
Nnaji plays on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit for D1 Minnesota and he is teammates there with two other players that Indiana has offered — five star forward Matthew Hurt, and 4-star point guard Tyrell Terry.
247 Sports recruiting analyst Brian Snow had this to say about Nnaji’s performance this past weekend:
While Hurt gets most of the attention, and rightfully so, on the D1 Minnesota frontcourt, Nnaji isn’t too far behind. Nnaji was very impressive all weekend long. At 6-foot-9 with long arms and plus athleticism, Nnaji has the physical tools to play at the highest level. Add in that he is showing ability from beyond the three-point line, and it is clear his bump into the top 50 was justified in the latest rankings update, and honestly might not be high enough.
Note that Snow’s reference to the top 50 is with regard to 247 Sports’ own player rankings, which is different than their composite rankings. Nnaji moved up more than 100 spots in 247’s own rankings. It is clear from that move as well as Snow’s comments that they regard him as a rising star. His growing offer list reflects this as well. He will likely end up being a 4-star rated, top 100 recruit in the composite after other rating services make similar adjustments.
You can see a brief highlight reel of Nnaji in action this spring playing in the Adidas Gauntlet here:
Nnaji has offers from multiple schools including Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio State, UCLA and Wisconsin. According to 247 Sports, he has 18 total offers. Interestingly, Archie Miller’s brother Sean, the head coach at Arizona, just offered Nnaji a couple days ago.
Nnaji has been making big strides in his development during high school. For his junior season at Hopkins he averaged 19.9 points and earned third-team all-state honors. Hopkins finished 26-2 on the season. This is Nnaji’s highlight mix tape from his junior season of high school.
On the Adidas Gauntlet, Nnaji is averaging more than 15 points per game.
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