Davis Nwankwo, the No. 66 player in the Rivals150, just returned from an unofficial visit to Northwestern. The 6-foot-9, 236-pound power forward from Georgetown Prep in College Park, Maryland spoke to RivalsHoops.com about the visit and spoke of another visit to an SEC school that he has planned for next week.
“The visit went well,” said Nwankwo, who is feeling a little under the weather, coming off his visit. “It is a great school, place, program, and academics.”
Nwankwo, who is nearing a decision, did not want to provide a lot of information, but he did say he would be visiting Vanderbilt next week as well.
“I am coming close to a decision,” he said. “I do not want to say exactly who I am considering, other than obviously Northwestern and Vanderbilt.... There are other schools out there that I am considering along with Northwestern and Vanderbilt, but I do not want to mention them.”
The recruiting saga of Nwankwo has been a strange one. Before his senior season Nwankwo used up all his official visits on trips to Arizona, Miami, Stanford, Virginia, and Georgia Tech. Nwankwo wanted to sign with Arizona in the fall, but his parents insisted he attend Stanford.
As time has passed, both schools are no longer an option for the power forward. Stanford did not accept him, and Arizona used its last scholarship on Jesus Verdejo.
Now it appears that Nwankwo, who averaged 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks per game his senior season, is down to Northwestern and Vanderbilt. Princeton has also been mentioned lately, and there may possibly be a mystery school that Nwankwo is not divulging.
Nwankwo did visit Northwestern without his parents, and he had these comments about what he is looking for in a college.
“I want to feel comfortable with the players and the coaches,” he said. “Competition is important. I want to develop to the most of my ability. And academics are important.”
His high school coach and former Georgetown player Dwayne Bryant had this comment on Nwankwo’s game in an article by Jim Quinn of MDVarsity.com.
“He is a good athlete, he can run better than some guards. He is very skilled, he can play high post or low post on offense, he can hit the fifteen-foot jumper. On defense, he can guard people out on the perimeter.”