Wake Forest picked up its third pledge of the 2017 class on Tuesday evening when Sunday Okeke verbally committed to Danny Manning and Wake Forest. Corey Evans, the managing editor of Hoop Seen, was the first to report the news. Les Johns of Scout.com reports that Okeke committed as a preferred walk-on, meaning he would not take up a scholarship. Okeke visited campus within the past three weeks.
2017 Green Farms forward Sunday Okeke has committed to Wake Forest, per source— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) November 9, 2016
Sunday Okeke, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Green Farms Academy, has committed to Wake Forest as a preferred walk-on according to a source.— Les Johns (@Les_Johns) November 9, 2016
Okeke, who is originally from Nigeria, is a 6’8”, 230-pound forward who plays his high school ball for Green Farms Academy in Connecticut. ESPN.com ranks him as a 3-star prospect. He’s definitely a raw prospect, as he has only been playing basketball for several years, but he has a solid motor.
Love Players like this. Sunday Okeke of New Heights does all the dirty work, Guards 3 players on this play pic.twitter.com/6wCYijMWyC— Scott Kennedy (@ScoutKennedy) August 15, 2016
This is an excellent pick up because Manning gets a development project with upside, and Wake Forest doesn’t have to utilize a scholarship spot to do so. He’s a player who could develop into something several years down the line, and I’m excited about it. There’s no doubt that he will get better under Manning’s tutelage and will reach whatever his potential is.
Please join me in welcoming Sunday to the Deacs!
(Note that this video is approximately two years old.)