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Kansas, Kentucky among latest suitors for Victory Christian center Ebuka Izundu

Victory Christian's Ebuka Izundu is becoming a hot national recruiting target.
Victory Christian's Ebuka Izundu is becoming a hot national recruiting target.

Victory Christian boys’ basketball coach Aureice McCain said Kansas coaches will be on campus to watch 6-foot-10 center Ebuka Izundu work out Tuesday.

Arkansas coach Mike Anderson visited Victory Monday and McCain said Kentucky has also begun to show interest in Inzundu, who was given a release from his scholarship by the Charlotte 49ers last week. Izundu was recruited by former Charlotte coach Alan Major and assistant Desmond Oliver, who now is at Tennessee. Izundu wanted to re-open his recruiting process since he wasn’t familiar with new 49ers coach Mark Price, whom he hopes to get to know better.

Two of the country’s top unsigned players are in North Carolina: Izundu and Kinston’s Brandon Ingram. Ingram, a 6-9 McDonald’s All-American, reportedly has narrowed to Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA and N.C. State and will decide this month.

Izundu told the Observer last week he would choose between Tennessee, Cincinnati, Miami, Connecticut and Charlotte. That list could be changing. Kentucky coaches told McCain they would fly to the Atlanta area to watch Izundu play with his Charlotte ACES travel team this weekend. Connecticut and Texas Tech coaches plan to visit him on campus this week.

“Kentucky said they’re really, really interested,” McCain said, “and they wanted to see how things pan out with some other guys, too. They can’t believe he’s been under the radar this long.”

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