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Penn State Commit Akosa Maduegbunam: Talks Penn State

Basketball is a tough sport to evaluate talent. There are a lot of guys who get more exposure than others, which is very unfortunate. Akosa Maduegbunam is one of those guys who has not gotten a chance to prove himself much on the national level, but there’s no doubt that this rising senior is a diamond in the rough. Maduegbunam is a high-character player with a high ceiling. He has high-major athleticism and a nice skill set. Maduegbunam will play for The Winchendon School this year and is already committed to play basketball at Penn State under new coach Pat Chambers. I recently caught up with Akosa for a day so that fans could get to know the under-the-radar prospect a little bit better.

Akosa played for Expressions Elite for AAU, he not only showed that he belonged on the national level, he proved it every time he stepped on the court.  He had something to prove check out his interview and video that shows the amount of work he put in day in and day out.

What made Coach Chambers stand out from the rest of the coaches that recruited you?

AM: “He’s a great guy more than basketball coach. He’s definitely one of the better recruiters out there. We’ve built a bond that can’t be broken. I feel like I could almost expect him to be present at my wedding.”

Did you watch any Penn State basketball games last season?

AM: “Funny thing is, I always wanted the Big East Network, but somehow I did have the Big Ten Network, so I actually got to see the team a bit. Towards tourney time, Penn State wasn’t even really recruiting me but I was particularly attracted to Talor Battle. I love small guys with big hearts like Talor and Kemba Walker.”

Other than basketball, what else attracted you to Penn State?

 “Academics are first and foremost. At Penn State, they are off the charts. The Penn State name says a lot.  I wanted to be a part of a big community, not just a basketball community.  I was also attracted to the town (State College) itself.  Overall, it’s just a great environment.”

What are the best facets of your game?

“Coach Chambers’ style fits the way I play. It’s very faced-pace, catch and shoot, coming off screens, and running the floor. I also love defending the hell out of the ball.  I will continue working on my ball-handling as well as my strength and conditioning.”

 What do you want to tell the Penn State basketball fans out there?

“I want you guys there, not just for some games, but every game.  It takes a lot of commitment to be a part of a great program, so I’d hope that the fans put in that commitment as well.  I’m just a fun and outgoing guy and I love meeting people.  This should be fun!”

Basketball is a tough sport to evaluate talent. There are a lot of guys who get more exposure than others, which is very unfortunate. Akosa Maduegbunam is one of those guys who has not gotten to prove himself much on the national level, but there’s no doubt that this rising senior is a diamond in the rough. Maduegbunam is a high-character player with a high ceiling. He has high-major athleticism and a nice skill set. Maduegbunam will play for The Winchendon School this year and is already committed to play basketball at Penn State under new coach Pat Chambers. I got to catch up with Akosa for a day so that fans could get to know the under-the-radar prospect a little bit better.

 

video & article courtesy of (LShapiro Productions)

article: onwardstate

 

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