Uchebo officially enrolls at Word of God

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.

Pack recruit enrolls at Word of God

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.”

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8 Responses to Uchebo officially enrolls at Word of God

  1. newt 06/15/2010 at 8:58 AM #

    Earlier in the day, Uchebo was dismissed from the lunch table after he had finished his sandwich…

  2. STLPack01 06/15/2010 at 1:37 PM #

    OK, why was he “dismissed” from Oak Ridge, and should we be worried about that?

  3. Afterglow 06/15/2010 at 2:52 PM #

    STLPack01-It sounds like he was dismissed more because the coach was trying to save face. There have been some questions about this coach in the past. At this point, I personally would tend to look more to him and less to Uchebo.

  4. drama10 06/15/2010 at 3:15 PM #

    Here’s a pretty good write up about the whole Uchebo saga.


  5. bradleyb123 06/15/2010 at 3:28 PM #

    Afterglow, from what I’ve seen, I believe Uchebo was not dismissed until AFTER he announced his intentions to transfer. And why was his so-called “detrimental” conduct not addressed during the school year?

    I’m guessing this is much ado about nothing.

  6. Afterglow 06/15/2010 at 3:43 PM #

    Totally agree that it’s much ado about nothing.

  7. Lunatic Fringe 06/15/2010 at 8:03 PM #

    Good article on Coach Stan Kowalewski for those interested. I am actually much happier with Uchebo at WOG…


  8. Rick 06/16/2010 at 1:15 PM #

    I will plan to go watch a few WOG games next year.

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