September 8, 2008

Zanna Says BC in his Top 3

Boston College has lost out on a couple of recruits that they made offers to on the 2009 recruiting trail, but they are still very much alive for power forward [DB]Talib Zanna[/DB]. Originally born in Nigeria, Zanna now plays in Forestville, MD and has received offers from some good programs.

"I have offers from Boston College, Providence, Villanova, Oklahoma, and Pittsburgh," said Zanna.

Do any of those schools have an edge right now?

"Right now my top three is Boston College, Providence, and Pittsburgh," said Zanna.

Does Zanna have an official visit scheduled to any of these schools?

"I have an official visit scheduled for Pittsburgh. I'm trying to schedule a visit to Providence and Boston College too," said Zanna.

Is the power forward planning on signing early?

"After I take my SAT in October I'm going to commit. I'd like to commit before my high school season starts. Then, I can concentrate on my high school season," explained Zanna.

What does Zanna like about BC?

"I like the location of the school, because I like Boston a lot. Also, I like that they play in the ACC," said Zanna.

What are Zanna's impressions of the BC coaches?

"I've talked with Coach Bonzie. He's a nice coach. I'm looking for a school with a good coaching style, and I think Boston College has that," said Zanna.

Zanna moved to the United States from Nigeria just three years ago. How was the transition between countries?

"It was tough because I didn't understand English properly. I'm trying to catch up on my English," said Zanna.

How was the transition with academics?

"My sophomore was very difficult. I had a tough time in class because I didn't understand what the teacher was saying. My junior year I had two good semesters. I'm doing very well now," confessed Zanna.

Did Zanna start playing basketball when he moved to the U.S. or when he was living in Nigeria?

"I started playing in leagues when I was ten years old. I started playing in tournaments when I was twelve. When I was fifteen I was on a traveling team and went to different African countries. I went to South Africa for a tournament where I was picked as a top 100 player in Africa," said Zanna.

Zanna said that the strength of his game is defense.

"I'm good at rebounding, blocked shots and steals. Right now I'm trying to work more on my ball handling," said Zanna.

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