We thought last week that Georgetown would be hosting Chinanu Onuaku, a 4-star 6'10" center from Riverdale Baptist (Md.) on an official visit, but that visit was abruptly cancelled as it was widely reported that Onuaku had set his sights on Louisville or Miami. But in the world of college hoops recruiting, a week can make all the difference.
Interesting development in the Chinanu Onuaku recruitment. Thought to be down to Louisville & Miami ... he'll visit Georgetown this weekend.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDanielsFOX) September 26, 2013
Onuaku, the younger brother of Syracuse center Arinze Onuaku, is slated 65th in the class of 2014 by Rivals and 68th by Scout. Scouting reports have Onuaku as a defense-and-rebounding big man with a developing offensive game. That profile might make him the perfect addition to the class of 2014, which is long on offensive talent but could use some additional size.
The Onuaku visit perhaps signals that Georgetown staff has set its sights on the potential of the local big man instead of Elbert Robinson, whose recruitment has seemingly taken an evil turn that Georgetown might be best served avoiding altogether.
This summer, Maryland was perceived as the favorite for Onuaku's services, a fact supported by the Under Armour connection between the Twerps and DC Assault, Onuaku's AAU team. The commitment of Trayvon Reed, another 2014 center, to
burn couches play in College Park may have had Onuaku looking elsewhere. Before the announcement that he wouldbe visiting Georgetown this weekend, a wide range of experts had Onuaku headed to Louisville, where he visited officially in August.
Highlights of Onuaku are below:
Though I can be convinced that any center is the second-coming of Ewing based on a mixtape, this kid looks like he'd be a great fit for Georgetown. Great job by the staff to get him on campus this weekend, and hopefully our Homecoming festivities are enough to convince him to pop for the Blue and Gray. He is tentatively set to host a press conference to announce his decision on Tuesday.