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Posted On: 03/2/18 1:37 PM
Nigerian-born 6-foot-5 small forward Stanley Eze moved to the United States in 2016 to pursue his basketball career. It seems the move has been working out well for the ulta-athletic junior.
During a recent phone interview with PHGA, the Mt. Bethel product revealed that a slew of Division I programs have been recruiting him, among them are Tulane, Mercer, Lipscomb, Vanderbilt, Furman, Wofford, and even Georgia.
Eze moved to Georgia for his sophomore year of high school not only to pursue his basketball career, but also to get a better education. He played for his school team in Nigeria, and was recruited as one of the nation’s top players. He became eligible for a scholarship program that led him to Mount Bethel.
Bouncy with some skill to boot, Eze defined his skill-set in his own words.
“I’m really good at shooting, rebounding, defense, I’m explosive with dunking the ball. I prefer playing on the wing, I’ve always played wing for my school team.”
Currently Georgia’s 42nd-ranked 2019, Eze started this season for the Eagles, one of Georgia’s best teams, and says he averaged a double-double while doing so.
“My major role is mostly to guard the other team’s best player, and also, I’ve been averaging a double-double every game, at least 10 points and 10 rebounds per game,” said Eze. “And, I am really aggressive and explosive on defense and offense as well”
This spring and summer, he’ll get a chance to showcase himself on the nation’s biggest stage with Georgia Stars 17U on Nike’s EYBL Circuit. Last offseason he played on the adidas Gauntlet.
“This year, I decided to play in the EYBL Circuit, it’s more competition, and by playing good players, you also get better at your game,” said Eze.
“Then I’ll see what things I need to work on and things I’m really good at. It’s mainly to get exposure and know where my strengths and weaknesses are. I’m really excited for this next stage.”