One of the nation's top shooting guards, Olu Famutimi from Flint Northwestern (MI) High School, told us he chose Arkansas because of his relationship with head coach Stan Heath. "I knew coach Heath when he was at Michigan State and Kent State," Famutimi said. "So when he went to Arkansas, I started thinking about them more and more."
Famutimi announced at a press conference today for Arkansas over Missouri and Memphis. His parents were also on hand for the announcement as were his high school and AAU coaches.
Famutimi said it was a tough decision. He also said he liked Memphis and Missouri. In fact, there was an internet rumor that had Famutimi committed to Missouri. But that rumor was shot down quickly.
"I want to make myself more of a point by the time I get to college," Olu said. "I will probably play shooting guard and some small forward at Arkansas. But I want to improve my ballhandling too to make myself a a better player."
Famutimi, who is rated the 4th best shooting guard and 17th overall prospect in the country by RivalsHoops.com, averaged 23 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, two steals and four blocks per contest.