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IU basketball recruiting: Hoosiers offer 2024 center Patrick Ngongba II

Indiana continues to cast a wider 2024 recruiting net after the early spring live recruiting periods.

The Hoosiers offered center Patrick Ngongba II on Wednesday, the Virginia product announced on his Twitter page.

According to the On3 Industry Ranking average, Ngongba is the No. 94 overall player in the 2024 class, and the No. 10 center.

Ngongba attends Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI Catholic, one of the top high school programs in the country.  As with most IU targets from the area, assistant coach Kenya Hunter is the lead recruiter for the Hoosiers.

The 6-foot-10 Ngongba plays for Team Takeover on the Nike EYBL circuit.  He is teammates in that program with fellow IU 2024 target Caleb Williams.

Ngongba is the third leading rebounder on the Nike circuit through two sessions.  He’s posting 7.5 rebounds in just 18 minutes per game.  Ngongba is averaging 11.5 points and shooting an incredible 83.3 percent from the field including 3-of-3 from long range.  He’s also blocked 10 shots.

The Daily Hoosier watched Ngongba both in 2022 and this spring, and he had made notable strides both as an athlete and from a skill standpoint over the last year.  He plays with a high motor and adds to that a skilled back-to-the-basket game and soft touch.

Both of Ngongba’s parents played college basketball at George Washington.  His mother, Tajama (Abraham) Ngongba, is George Washington’s all-time leading scorer and was drafted to the WNBA.  His father, Patrick Ngongba, played in 101 games and started 54 over his four-year career at George Washington.  He played in a 1999 NCAA Tournament game against Indiana and scored three points before fouling out.

Ngongba has reported high major offers from Maryland, Boston College, Ole Miss, Pitt, Butler, Virginia, Iowa, Kansas State, Syracuse, Notre Dame and Providence.

To see all of the players Indiana has offered in the class of 2024, GO HERE.

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