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Verbal Commit: Javen Udofia


On Thursday, Omaha high school senior Javen Udofia committed to Central Connecticut State, becoming the 7th member of the 2019 recruiting class.

A 6'2" guard, Udofia had previous committed to Doane University, an NAIA school. However, after visiting CCSU last week, he announced his plans to join the Blue Devils via Twitter.

According to Mike Sautter of the Omaha World-Herald, Udofia has a family friend with connections to the CCSU program. He sent some tape to Donyell Marshall and the Central coaching staff, which predicated last week's visit.

According to Sautter, Udofia, who averaged 16 points per game as a senior, was required to be more of a scorer for Bryan High School. However, he's best utilized as a point guard, as he's a good passer and has the ability to be a good defender.

In watching video of Udofia, like here, he has a smooth looking jump shot and an ability to use the dribble drive to get into the lane. What he might lack in overall athleticism, he makes up for with a high basketball IQ and leadership qualities.

Despite no previous Division 1 offers, Udofia had previously received interest from New Orleans and South Dakota.

Udofia will have the opportunity to come in and compete immediately for minutes at the point guard spot, along with JUCO transfer Zach Newkirk and returning sophomore Thai Segwai.

With the Udofia commitment, the recruiting class may or may not be complete. Verbal Commits has Chris Williams transferring, though there's been no public announcement by Williams himself. If Williams is indeed leaving the program, that means there is one available scholarship.

 

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