Nov. 13, 2014
THE FLATS – Sylvester Ogbonda, a 6-10 post player from Fort Washington, Md., has signed a national letter-of-intent to play basketball at Georgia Tech, head coach Brian Gregory announced Thursday.
Obgonda, the first member of Tech’s 2015 recruiting class, is originally from Nigeria and attends the National Christian Academy in Fort Washington. He is rated a three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and Scout, and is ranked as high as 26th nationally at the center position. DMVElite.com ranks Ogbonda No. 6 in the class of 2015 (all positions) in the Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia footprint.
“We are really excited to welcome Sylvester to our Georgia Tech basketball family,” said Gregory. “Sylvester is a high quality student-athlete who has an extremely bright future. He plays for an outstanding coach in Trevor Brown at National Christian Academy and we believe his best basketball is clearly ahead of him. He will be a wonderful addition to our Georgia Tech campus and community.”
Ogbonda played for coach Trevor Brown and helped National Christian to a 14-8 record in 2013-14, averaging 12 points and 10 rebounds per game, and 22-7 in 2012-13, averaging six points and six rebounds. He was named first-team All-Capital Beltway Athletic Association in 2013-14, and was named the league’s defensive player of the year. He played AAU ball for the DC Warriors. Ogbonda told recruiting services that he chose Tech over Boston College, Cincinnati and LaSalle.
Scout.com’s analysis of Obgonda: “…has impressive mobility and athleticism. At this stage, he impacts the game the most as a rim protector and rebounder. He’s long, has good timing and is relatively quick off his feet.”
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