Ekene Ibekwe, a highly skilled 6-9, 200 pound small/combination forward from Carson H.S. in Carson, Calif., told us today that he plans on taking a visit to Arizona soon. Ibekwe said he is looking forward to the visit. "They are one of the best programs in the country," Ibekwe said. "I want to know more and see the campus."
Ibekwe said he is unsure whether he will take any more visits this spring. "I know I want to take a visit to North Carolina in the Fall," Ibekwe said. "But I am also interested in possibly visiting Kansas, Maryland, Kentucky, Michigan, Louisville or Oregon."
Ibekwe recently told Russ Blake he has a wide degree of interest in a number of big-time college programs this spring.
Ibekwe, who competed with California Team Select this past weekend at the Kingwood Classic in Texas, said that he is considering Illinois, Michigan, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Kansas, Georgetown, Arizona, Oregon, Southern Cal, Louisville, Georgia, Kentucky and UNLV.
A gifted offensive player who prefers to face the basket, Ibekwe showed this past weekend in Texas that he can create his own shot. In particular, he possesses a deadly turnaround jumper and is also a fine passer for his size.
Ibekwe was a major factor in California Team Select's deep run at the Kingwood, as DeAnthony Langston's club bowed out to Ft. Sooy No Limit in the tournament semis on Sunday afternoon.
Ibekwe averaged 19.7 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks per game this past season at Carson.
In the classroom, Ebekwe said he owns a 3.1 GPA.
Ibekwe plans to play with Rick Isaac's H-Squad program this summer and will attend the adidas ABCD Camp in New Jersey. "I am open right now," Ibekwe said. "But I want to take some visits and see what is out there. I haven't ruled out anybody yet."