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Posted On: 06/13/18 9:07 AM
2020 Oakleaf forward Ernie Emokidi got his feet wet as a sophomore.
The Knights went 15-9 finishing behind Creekside and Bartram Trail in Class 8A-District 4. Emokidi, a 6’2″, 180-pounder said this past season went well.
“My team had a lot of upperclassmen which affected my playtime but I did well every time I got the opportunity to play,” Emokidi told Prep Hoops. “I began to see my confidence grow during the last half of the season when I started to get into games a little bit more and have big performances.”
Emokidi is playing for First Coast Elite this AAU season. He’s been with the program the past two seasons.
No interest or offers have come yet for the rising junior, but I saw a glimpse of how solid he can be for Oakleaf this past weekend at the Stetson team camp.
He’s a defensive leader and communicative player for Oakleaf. Emokidi loves to settle teammates down during timeouts and get everyone on the same page. He’s a slashing type with a good feel for the floor and a guy who runs with pace.
In terms of his biggest strengths, he pointed to his mid-range jumper and rebounding. Emokidi says he wants to get better at attacking off the dribble and being able to shoot consistently from outside.
His earned playing time as a sophomore has transformed his game and made him more confident. I fully expect Emokidi to take the reigns for Oakleaf this season as a hybrid guard/forward who will set the pace for his side and create.