SMU lands versatile in-state wing

When Uche Ofoegbu and his family sat down to examine the recruiting process, there were a few priorities.
The 6-foot-5 wing from San Antonio (Texas) Stevens and his family wanted a great relationship with the head coach, good academics and if at all possible somewhere close to home.
Friday afternoon, they decided that Matt Doherty and SMU met all the criteria and pulled the trigger for the Mustangs over interest from others like Stanford, Colorado and Penn State.
It also didn't hurt that Ofoegbu's older brother Ike excelled while playing for Doherty.
"We have an excellent relationship with Coach Doherty and he was like a second father for Ike," said Ofoegbu's father John of the decision to commit to SMU. "He's a stand up guy and he's like family. SMU is a great academic school and it's in Texas."
Physical and athletic, Ofoegbu emerged as a strong three-star prospect during the summer with the Texas Ambassadors.
A strong driver, he can defend, rebounds very well and has been recruited primarily for his versatility.
"He's going to be a combo guard," the elder Ofoegbu told "He plays one, two, three. He plays mostly point or shooting guard, but can play small forward too. He's strong and very athletic."
Ofoegbu is SMU's second commitment. He joins fellow three-star prospect Brian Bernardi -- a shooting guard from New York -- in the Mustangs 2012 recruiting class.