Posted On: 10/13/20 2:31 PM
There are a short list of names in the Baltimore area who I believe could witness a major boost in recruitment if there is in fact a high school season this winter. One of those players will be Mount Carmel guard Tobi NnadozieTobiNnadozie6'4" | SFMt. Carmel | 2022StateMD. The 6-foot-3 guard transferred to Mount Carmel last season and produced at a consistent rate for a young roster.
“I’m more prepared this time around than I was last year because I know what it takes to play in this league,” Nnadozie replied when addressing his expectations for his second season in the MIAA A Conference. “Playing next to Deon [Perry] is good because we have that connection. We both play defense and the one thing about this team is you have to play hard defense. Now that we’ve developed more over the past year as players I see it being a bit easier for us. Playing in this fall league (Baltimore Black Panther Fall League) is really helping us and should make us ready for this season.”
Nnadozie is one of the most explosive players you’ll find for his height in the DMV. He can finish well above the rim in the open floor when on the receiving end of lobs or attacking the rim himself. He proved himself last season as a plus off-ball defender who consistently got his hands in the passing lanes, causing deflections and fastbreak opportunities for his team. The next step of his development starts with his jumpshot. Nnadozie has been working tirelessly throughout his time in the gym to become a threat in that aspect.
“It’s just constant reps for me. I’m shooting at least 500-700 shots every time I’m in the gym. With that, my shot is getting better and I feel my form getting better as well. It just feels good when I shoot it now,” Nnadozie told Prep Hoops.
I saw Nnadozie in action this past weekend and his jumper was certainly looking more fluid than it did last year. He still has a bit of a low release point, but he gets it off in a better rhythm and looks more confident in his attempts. He knocked down two triples off the dribble a couple of feet behind the line in their win over the weekend.
If Nnadozie can become a capable shooter, I see the flood gates opening with programs extending official offers.
“Mount St. Mary’s, Bryant, North Carolina A&T and High Point are the programs who have reached out to me recently,” Nnadozie said.