With the end to the fall signing period this month, there will be numerous top-rated prospects in the state still available this spring for the late signing period. One top-rated prospect that decided to wait until the spring to make his college decision is Westwind Prep Academy big 6-foot-11 prep post Kingsley Okoroh. Okoroh has quickly developed into the state's premier unsigned post prospect and now has also become the state's top unsigned overall prospect in Arizona's 2014 class for the spring.
While recently just turning 18 years of age, Okoroh is a large post talent that spent last season at the nation’s premier basketball program - Findlay Prep (NV). A native of England, Okoroh is among the biggest post prospects in the country and, while he is still a raw talent, he is hearing from a large number of division-I programs as of late.
Okoroh has received many division-I college visitors to his school's campus this fall, and will look to only see many more venture to the state of Arizona throughout the remainder of the season. Okoroh already has division-I offers from such schools as Marquette, Gonzaga, Tennessee, Purdue, Nebraska, Utah, Cal State Northridge and Portland. Many other college programs have expressed serious interest in Okoroh, including Arizona, Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, South Carolina and Fresno State.
Okoroh advised me that currently he would like to choose a college program where he will have a chance to play right away. He stated that playing time will be a big factor in his decision. That could change for Okoroh as loads of division-I college programs begin to extend offers to the post prospect.
A very good looking post prospect as a result of his sheer size and tremendous upside for the future, Okoroh will continue to see scholarship offers pour in for himself, as college programs continue to scour the country in search of true post size.
Arizona Preps will continue to follow the recruitment of Okoroh closely this season, and bring you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Okoroh is still a project overall, but he does have a good overall skill-set and a good understanding of the game. While the game still seems to be fast for him at times, when he gets the basketball in the post he is capable of finishing strong at the rim. Over time, as he gains more maturity physically and more explosion off the ground, he should do a much better job of finishing around the basket. He does possess a good jump hook and gains very good low-post position inside the paint, as there are not many post players that can match his physical size. Okoroh can run the floor now but should run much better over time with added maturity and physical strength. He is a good rebounder as a result of his size, but needs to continue to work harder to rebound outside of his area. He is a good shotblocker with excellent length of body and has solid timing, but his lack of quickness, often times, causes him to be out of position for the play. Over time and with hard work he should become a much more productive shotblocker. A nice looking post prospect overall that has international experience and a bright future ahead of him.