Goodluck Okonoboh cuts List to Five Schools

Goodluck Okonoboh #23 playing for Mass Rivals this Summer

On Tuesday afternoon, Wilbraham & Monson Academy’s center Goodluck Okonoboh narrowed his list of offers to Duke, Florida, Indiana, Ohio State and UNLV.  Out of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, this 6’9 220 lb is a man amongst boys, ranked number 32 in the 2014 class. For years, Okonoboh starred on the Tilton School in New Hampshire and BABC (Boston Amateur Basketball Club) frontlines along with his good friend and current Philadelphia 76er Nerlens Noel. This season, after transferring to Wilbraham & Monson Academy and playing with the Mass Rivals for the second straight summer, Okonoboh established himself as a top 35 player according to Rivals, and is arguably the best shot blocker in the Class of 2014.


As stated before he is known as an outstanding shot blocker and rebounder, and is one of the nations top defensive players in his respected class. Scouts are quoted saying “is defense is far ahead of his offense at this point” but thats the case with most young big men. Many scouts believe Indiana has an edge over most programs with his former teammate on Mass Rivals, Noah Vonleh already committing to Indiana and has spoken to him about joining forces in Bloomington. Okonoboh also has mentioned that finding a program that will help him grow as a player and as a person is a priority. Indiana seems to fit both criteria with its recent success in the 2013 NBA Draft and a reputation for graduating players early. 

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Terrence Payne