May 15, 2006

Hoosiers offer 2008 Nigerian forward

If you attend one of Emmanuel Negedu's (Ne-gay-doo) basketball games this spring you will inevitably find yourself asking "Who is that big guy dunking on everyone?" That big man would be the 6-foot-6, 225 pound Negedu, a young player with surprising hops and a fearless determination to finish every play strong. He may lead AAU basketball in dunks this season and that's just the way he wants it.

While not towering over the competition, Negedu is one of the strongest players at his level. His physical build allows him to do things in the paint that several players his size couldn't do. He is still working to improve his game, because he thinks he can be much more than just a low-post warrior.

Negadu's latest offers include Indiana, Wake Forest, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas and Florid State. He says Arizona was the first school to start recruiting him.

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