PRONOUNCED: Ee-K-chu-ku O-bee-ah-gu
“Ikechukwu Obiagu is super mobile and can get up and down the floor with ease. He rebounds outside of his area very well. He’s also a game changing shot blocker. He will finish anything you put around the rim whether it be a lob or a put back,” said the recruiting experts of SB Nation…
An incredibly long and athletic player who is considered to be one of the top shot blockers in the incoming class of high school athletes…has an incredible ability to utilize his length, athleticism and his timing as well as any shot blockers in the country…has the ability to become a dominant scorer in the paint…the No. 4 ranked center and the No. 47 overall prep prospect in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports…arguably the best shot blocker in the Class of 2017 and is often compared to four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Dikembe Mutombo – the uncle of teammate Mfiondu Kabegnele…one of the highest regarded centers in this year’s recruiting class…ranked as the 56th best recruit in the nation and third best at his position in the nation by ESPN.com…consensus top 10 recruit out of the state of Georgia… joins RaiQuan Gray, Wyatt Wilkes, Anthony Polite, and Bryan Trimble as a part of this 2016-2017 nationally ranked recruiting class…one of the most highly sought after members of the class of 2017…selected to play at the Nike Hoops Summit for the World team where he would finish with three rebounds and two blocks…participated in Georgia Stars 16U Peach Jam Championship team in 2015.
Graduated from Greenforest Christian Academy in 2017…earned All-State First Team Honors by the Atlanta Journal Constitution for Class A in the state of Georgia as a senior in 2017…a four-year member of the Eagles’ varsity…totaled 330 blocked shots during his final two seasons at Greenforest (201 as a senior and 129 as a junior)…averaged 8.4 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.2 blocked shots as a senior…201 blocked shots as a senior with 11 coming in back to back games against Our Lady of Mercy and Bishop McNamara and 10 coming against Memphis East, Holy Innocents Episcopal and St. Francis…posted two triple-doubles and eight double-doubles during his senior year at Greenforest…the Eagles’ Player of the Game six times as a senior…highest scoring game as he posted 17 points against Mountain View… season high for rebounds was 14, which he accomplished on three separate occasions over his senior year…14 rebounds came against Holy Spirit Prep, North Clayton and Dre Charter School…his best overall game he scored 11 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and blocked 11 shots against Our Lady of Mercy…posted 266 rebounds and 201 blocks in total during his senior year… led his high school men’s basketball team to the 2017 class A-Private State Championship where they would be victorious…averaged 8.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.8 blocked shots in 19 games as a junior at Greenforest…led Greenforest to a 27-5 record, ranking as the seventh best boy’s high school basketball team in the state of Georgia as a junior…season high 17 points came against Drew Charter School…a double-double of 17 points and a season-high 16 rebounds against Drew…three double-doubles as a junior…totaled an incredible 20 blocked shots in Greenforest’s victory over Our Lady of Mercy on February 23, 2016…at least six blocked shots in 15 of the 19 games he played in as a junior…led the Eagles to the Class A Private School state championship and a 31-2 record as a junior in 2016…played in the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit – the second consecutive Seminole (Jonathan Isaac in 2016) to play in the event…totaled three rebounds and two blocked shots while playing for the World Team…a member of the Georgia Stars AAU team…blocked an incredible 11 shots and pulled down nine rebounds in a Stars’ victory in the 2016 Peach Jam.
Born on June 27, 1998…lives with a guardian while his parents remain in his native home of Nigeria…has a wingspan of 7-4…participated in the Nike Basketball Academy in 2015…selected Florida State over Baylor, Florida, Maryland, Arizona, Butler, NC State, Georgia Tech and Long Beach State.