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Old 07-13-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
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'12 NY PF Christopher Obekpa

Christopher Obekpa
Centereach, NYHometown
Our Savior New American SchoolHigh School
6-8Height
200 lbs


Strengths:
Obekpa has an unbelievable motor that never stops. He is a long and extremely athletic power forward who moves up and down the floor like a deer. When running the floor in transition he can finish the alley-oop with both elbows well above the rim, and Obekpa's hands and quick first jump allow him to rebound the ball in traffic and finish tip dunks on the offensive glass. In the post, Obekpa has work to do, but he was able to score over his left shoulder with a running hook, spin off his defender baseline side and finish on the other side, and step through move. None of his post moves looked comfortable, but with time he could become an efficient scorer in the post. Defensively, Obekpa challenges all shots in the lane and has good timing rotating over from weak side to block shots.

Weaknesses:
Obekpa has raw offensive fundamentals. His footwork, shooting and ball handling need improvements for him to reach his full potential. Obekpa has a decent feel for the game, but with more time playing he will become more comfortable.

Bottom Line:
Obekpa is a high energy, long and athletic power forward. His fundamentals are a little raw at this stage of his career, but when they catch up with the rest of his game watch out. Defensively, he can guard multiple positions all over the court and is terrific on the glass. His best basketball is down the road when his skills improve.

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Travel Team: New York Elite...Native of Nigeria...

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Old 07-27-2011, 01:50 PM   #2
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I want this guy!

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Memphis, Providence & Cincinnati have offered Chris Obekpa, a 2012 PF from New York, per his coach.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:38 AM   #3
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I really like him as well but still believe UC needs a center and not a power forward. Regardless of the Scott situation, or even if Mick brings in 3 players in the '12 class, I believe UC needs a guy that can score in the low post.
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I really like him as well but still believe UC needs a center and not a power forward. Regardless of the Scott situation, or even if Mick brings in 3 players in the '12 class, I believe UC needs a guy that can score in the low post.
not that many teams use an actual center anymore in college basketball.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:56 AM   #5
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Offered by Uconn according to Adam Zagoria.
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2012 big man Chris Obeka has been incredible protecting the rim. Legit shotblocking presence in the middle.
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Chris Obekpa, a 6-8 2012 PF from Our Savior New American, has school visits on 9/11 with UCLA & Cincinnati.
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Nice!
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Chris Obekpa, a 6-foot-9 Nigerian power forward at Our Savior New American on Long Island, hosted head coaches from UCLA, Providence and Cincinnati on Sunday for in-home visits.

Ben Howland had Phil Mathews with him. Ed Cooley brought Andre LaFleur and Mick Cronin was accompanied by Darren Savino.

“Everything went well with each visit,” said assistant coach Eric Jaklitsch of Our Savior. “They all expressed their interest in Christopher and how much they want him.”

A native of NIgeria, Obekpa also plays sweeper on the school soccer team and was thus unavailable the first two days of the contact period.

He takes the SAT Oct. 1, and cannot take any officials until.

“We spoke about possibly taking an unofficial to Providence,” Jaklitsch said. “We spoke to UCLA and Cincinnati about taking official visits out there once he gets his SAT and everything.”

http://www.zagsblog.com/2011/09/12/o...io-of-schools/
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Chris Obekpa, a 6-foot-9 Nigerian power forward at Our Savior New American on Long Island, hosted head coaches from UCLA, Providence and Cincinnati on Sunday for in-home visits.

Ben Howland had Phil Mathews with him. Ed Cooley brought Andre LaFleur and Mick Cronin was accompanied by Darren Savino.

“Everything went well with each visit,” said assistant coach Eric Jaklitsch of Our Savior. “They all expressed their interest in Christopher and how much they want him.”

A native of NIgeria, Obekpa also plays sweeper on the school soccer team and was thus unavailable the first two days of the contact period.

He takes the SAT Oct. 1, and cannot take any officials until.

“We spoke about possibly taking an unofficial to Providence,” Jaklitsch said. “We spoke to UCLA and Cincinnati about taking official visits out there once he gets his SAT and everything.”

http://www.zagsblog.com/2011/09/12/o...io-of-schools/
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