June 8, 2006

Ashaolu continues to rise

Olu Ashaolu, a 6-7, 225-pound forward from McDonough, Ontario, Community Christian Academy, helped his Grassroots Canada team to the 16-and-under Shootout title at the Tournament of Champions. In the championship game of the 16-U Shootout, Ashaolu scored 11 points and added four rebounds in leading Grassroots Canada to a 74-64 victory over the New Jersey Roadrunners.

"Last year we played in the 17-and-under and got blown out," Ashaolu said. "This year we decided to play in our own division and really try to dominate."

The wing claims one offer - from Washington. Who else is involved, showing interest for the 2008 standout?

"North Carolina, LSU most definitely, Syracuse, Illinois, Arizona, Washington, Georgia Tech, Florida, Michigan State, Louisville and Texas," he said.

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