Report: KU coaches to virtually meet with Class of 2021 4-star center Sam Ayomide Onu
The Kansas men’s basketball coaches will conduct a virtual visit with four-star Class of 2021 big man Sam Ayomide Onu on Friday evening, reports Jake Weingarten of stockrisers.com.
The 6-foot-11, 255-pound center from Phelps School in Malvern, Pa., is expected to announce his six finalists on Sunday.
KU almost certainly will be one of them.
In addition to the virtual meeting with KU today, Ayomide Onu was expected to meet with Memphis coaches sometime Friday morning.
Ranked No. 103 in the 2021 class by Rivals.com, Ayomide Onu is known for his ability to dominate inside. However, he also moves well enough to fit into the way the modern game is played.
In a recent write-up about some of this summer’s standouts, Rivals.com analyst Eric Bossi noted that Ayomide Onu “loves contact, attacks rebounds with both hands above the rim and makes the most of his offensive opportunities.”
“He looks like a multi-year starter for a high major program,” Bossi added.
In mid-September, in a breakdown of the updated positional rankings, Bossi highlighted Ayomide Onu as the center who is making waves on the national scene, saying, “He’s not trying to float around the perimeter, he just wants to rebound the ball, play tough defense, set crushing screens and then score around the rim when given the opportunity.”
Ayomide Onu’s stock is on the rise. After hovering around the No. 145 mark from January through August, the bruising big man jumped 43 spots in Rivals.com’s most recent rankings and is knocking on the door of becoming a Top-100 player overall. He also jumped several spots in the Rivals positional rankings, where he current projects as the 17th best center in the class.
In addition to KU and Memphis, Ayomide Onu also holds offers from Illinois, LSU, Providence, Seton Hall, TCU, Temple, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, VCU and Wake Forest.
According to Stockrisers, Ayomide Onu conducted virtual meetings with coaches from Illinois and Wake Forest earlier this week.