Just a few days after being dismissed from the team at Oak Ridge Military Academy, 2011 big man Joseph Uchebo has landed much closer to the NC State campus to finish out his high school career. Uchebo enrolled at Word of God Academy and will look to graduate in the spring of 2011. It is unclear if that is a definite yet, but he looks to be doing everything he can to get here by the fall of 2011.
If Uchebo can get re-classified and be a senior in 2010 the excitement over his recruitment should grow with him being in Raleigh. It will grow regardless of his determined class, but having him come in after just one year in Raleigh would make it bigger. NC State fans will have ample opportunity to see the big man play during the next year and Uchebo will have the chance to get to know some of his potential NC State teammates and the Raleigh area.
Word of God Christian Academy, which has produced two of the best high school basketball players in the country during the past two seasons, is expected to have N.C. State basketball recruit Joseph Uchebo on its roster next season.
The 6-foot-9, 240-pound center has enrolled at Word of God, the alma mater of John Wall, last year’s top-ranked high school player in the country, and C.J. Leslie, a McDonald’s all-American and an N.C. State recruit.
When Uchebo committed to State, he was listed as a member of the class of 2012, but he might be able to graduate next year.
WOG will have to look at Uchebo’s transcripts a bit closer before it can be sure that 2011 is a possibility.
“We have to assess his transcript and see which courses he has passed,” said Dr. Frank Summerfield, the founder of the Word of God school and church in Raleigh. “We need to find out which courses he still needs. Just looking over his transcript, it would appear at first glance that he is at least a junior, perhaps a senior.
“We will examine his transcripts, and together we will decide what is best for Joseph.”