May 18, 2006

Big time offers and interest coming in for Mbakwe

Trevor Mbakwe, a 6-foot-7 forward from Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, Minn., played like a player that wanted to attract the who's who of schools in the spring travel period. Mbakwe is getting his wish.

The four-star forward mixed a bullish demeanor around the basket with athleticism, hard-work and a knack for blocking a number of shots as he shined with the Howard Pulley Panthers and the Worldwide Renegades at some of the top events on the spring circuit.

"The spring was good. I have some new schools looking at me now," Mbakwe said.

Kentucky, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Wisconsin and "basically the whole SEC" is now in the picture. Pair those schools up with offers from Miami, Georgetown, Florida, Michigan, Marquette and Minnesota, all of whom have offered he said, Mbakwe is playing himself into a coveted position amongst the recruiters.

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