Posted On: 10/15/15 5:00 PM

St. Ignatius 2016 small forward Daniel Ogele is one of the more undervalued prospects in the senior class.  Ogele is a physically built small forward that is powerful around the hoop.  The 6’5” forward is making the transition to the perimeter and showed flashes of it with an explosive first step when we saw him in the summer.  Good rebounder, potential on mid-range shot, and should develop into solid defender.

We caught up with the top 30 prospect to discuss his final July on the circuit with the Illinois Celtics.

“Well the July live period went alright as a team.  We played good competition and won a good amount of games.  First week at NY2LA we started off slow going 1-3.  Then the second week at NY2LA we picked it up and finished 2-2.  We had a great game against EYBL All-Ohio Red only losing to them by about 9 or 10 points.  The last week we were down in Louisville and finished 1-3.  Overall it wasn’t the summer we had planned winning wise, but we had a great experience playing against great competition.”

Ogele saw his game take the next step.

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