St. John’s shall be filling all of its allotted scholarships in spite of everything.

On Friday, it obtained a dedication from junior school ahead Esahia Nyiwe, who had been enrolled at Texas Tech this summer time.

“I felt like I might actually belief them,” Nyiwe instructed The Submit in a cellphone interview. “They’ve relationships with individuals I belief and relationships are fairly large. It was a giant a part of my determination.”

Whether or not the 6-foot-10 large man performs for the Crimson Storm this 12 months is unsure. He would wish a waiver to be eligible, although the Crimson Storm plan to pursue one. He’ll be a part of the staff subsequent semester in December, taking on an empty scholarship. 

Final 12 months at Clarendon Faculty in Texas, Nyiwe averaged 8.0 factors, 8.1 rebounds and a pair of.2 blocks per sport, which was 18th most within the nation.

He was recruited by Temple, Tulsa, VCU and Wichita State earlier than choosing Texas Tech. However after the Crimson Raiders landed VCU graduate switch Marcus Santos-Silva and ahead Joel Ntambwe opted to return after flirting with going professional (he has since left this system sarcastically), there wasn’t a job for Nyiwe. So he opted to look elsewhere. Georgia, Jacksonville State and Kennesaw State have been amongst faculties he heard from. However he appreciated St. John’s and he felt the Johnnies’ uptempo model and stress protection match him greatest.

“A key a part of my sport is de facto on the defensive facet,” mentioned Nyiwe, who grew up in Ethiopia and attended highschool in Omaha, Neb. “I generally is a large assistance on the defensive facet.”

A supply described him as a rim protector, and high-level athlete who can shoot from the perimeter and is much like present Crimson Storm ahead Isaih Moore.

A junior school coach conversant in Nyiwe relationship again to highschool noticed important enchancment from him this previous season after his freshman season at Iowa Western. He was a starter for Clarendon, which was the third seed within the nationwide match that was cancelled as a consequence of COVID-19, this previous season.

“He made a reasonably large bounce,” the coach mentioned. “There are a number of instruments there. There’s a critical upside with him. He’s a very good shot blocker, he runs phenomenal for his measurement.” 

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *