McClintock High School's gifted 5-foot-11 senior point guard Amiri Chukwuemeka is now off the recruiting board. After missing the entire summer evaluation period with an injury, Amiri elected to show loyalty to a college program that had shown loyalty to him - giving a verbal commitment to a strong division-II program.
Amiri is among the elite overall guard prospects in the state's 2016 class, but he was still very much a sleeper prospect this fall, since college coaches had not seen much of him due to the injury. As a result, he would give a verbal commitment this week to Hawaii-Pacific University and their men's basketball staff.
Hawaii-Pacific has made a strong living recruiting the state of Arizona, and they would again benefit - reeling in the talented guard prospect.
Amiri is a big-time ball handler with a very slick handle of the basketball, and an ability to get anywhere he wants to on the floor. He has never seen a shot he doesn't like, but he is capable of making them. He may over dribble at times, but you don't mind because he can make plays at any time in the offense.
I really enjoy watching this young man play. He should have a big senior season after averaging 20+ points per/game as a sophomore and junior in the state.
Congratulations to Amiri on this tremendous accomplishment for hismelf from our staff here at Arizona Preps.