The separation from the good and great point guards was one of the big storylines of the spring period. Few players at the position in the class of 2009 separated themselves and Mfon Udofia is one of them.
The 6-foot-1 point guard from Miller Grove High School showed his worth with the Worldwide Renegades at some of the top events in the country. His defensive efforts shined through at the Real Deal on the Hill and his offensive creativity was on display at the King James even in Akron.
Udofia said he is happy with his individual effort during the evaluation period.
"I think I pretty good. I just wanted to play hard on both ends of the floor, get my teammates involved, do what I needed to do to win and, most of all, have fun," Udofia said.
"I wanted to show the college coaches that I could do it on both ends of the floor. I think there is an extra sense of pride when you play well on the defensive end. Everyone can score at this level. I want to shut everyone down when I step out there. I feel like I can lock you down and then you can't stop me on the offensive end."
A number of college coaches watched him go to work in April, too. The four-star guard said he can feel his recruitment getting hotter than ever.
"I think it's been intense. New teams are coming in and coming on," Udofia said. "At this point they are coming at you the hardest. They've come hard before but now they are coming at you harder than ever."
The new regime at South Carolina recently offered and the Gamecocks shadowed him in April. Southern Cal recently jumped into the picture with Tim Floyd coming out to Georgia and offering a scholarship. Kentucky, Udofia says, has also offered a scholarship. Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Miami, Tennessee, Virginia and Xavier are also in the mix.
When asked what schools are coming at him the hardest, Udofia said "Florida, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Southern Cal, Miami and there are quite a few of them," were showing the most interest. He hopes to have a smaller list by the middle of the summer.
"I'll probably sit down sometime in July, probably around the time we go to Vegas and level it all out," Udofia said. "I should have like a top eight by the then. Before the high school season I'll take some visits and see what everybody's all about."
Udofia and his Worldwide Renegades teammates will be one of the headliners at this weekend's Wallace Prather Memorial Classic in Atlanta.