Alex Oriakhi 2.0


Oriakhi, a 6’9″ post player, played at the Tilton School in Tilton, New Hampshire. As a senior, Alex was named a McDonald’s All-American, a Parade All-American and the Gatorade player of the year for New Hampshire.

Following his high school career, Oriakhi chose the University of Connecticut to play for Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun. Alex started most of his freshman season, averaging 5.0 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.  At the close of the season, he was named to the Big East Conference all-rookie team.

As a sophomore, Oriakhi raised his game to average 9.9 points, 8.7 rebounds (second in the Big East) and 1.6 blocks per game (7th in the Big East). Oriahki was the main post presence for the Huskies when they won the 2011 Big East Tournament and the 2011 NCAA Men’s Tournament. As a junior, Oriakhi saw his minutes decrease with the addition of highly recruited freshman Andre Drummond.  Oriakhi’s production dropped as well, as he averaged 6.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

After the season, Oriakhi announced his intentions to transfer to another school, citing the Huskies’ 2013 ban on postseason play.  He will be eligible to play for his new school during the 2012–13 season.  Ultimately Oriakhi transferred to Missouri where he would team up with AAU teammate Phil Pressey , seems like things have paid off, Oriakhi has made  great improvements with his body as well as his workout with Pro/Elite skills trainer KP.

Look for Alex to play a major role, as Missouri looks to make another run towards the NCAA tournament.

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Dominique Bull “Commits to University of Missouri”

Bull a Worcester Ma native has came a long way, for years he was bigger faster and stronger then all kids his age.  If I can remember correctly he believe he may have been able to dunk the ball since the 7th grade.  As a young up and coming basketball player Bull caught the eye of the BABC basketball program and was quickly added to the team.

Bull transfered to Cushing Academy where he would make a name for himself along with a few other teammmates such as Phil and Matt Pressey.  They where considered a power house at the time, and Bull was at his finest and everything a college coach wanted.  Strong, athletic, great on ball defender, physical, and most importantly a winner.

Last week Dominique took a visit the the Missouri campus, and came back with a heavy load to think about.  It was geting late into the commitment season for him, he also jumped the gun before by  committing to Rhode Island in Sept 2010 then decommitting from URI in April 2011.  Bull weighed all options and decided to give coach Frank Haith a commitment.

Bull had a helping hand with the Tilton Rams NEPSAC class AA championship last season.  He also helped  BABC to the 2010 16u national AAU championship  as well as an 2011 Nike EYBL title.   Bull will join ex teammates Phil and Matt Pressey as well as Tony Lester as a Tiger.  Congrats to Bull and his family.