KC Ugwuakazi commits to Texas A&M-Commerce

By Owen Carlson | Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

KC Ugwuakazi commits to Texas A&M-Commerce

Malden Catholic/Cheshire Academy and Team Spartans power forward KC Ugwuakazi recently announced his commitment to Texas A&M-Commerce. 


Ugwuakazi began his high school career at the MA Division 2 level in the Hockomock League at Stoughton HS, where he spent his freshman, sophomore, and junior years, during the last of which he was named to the Davenport Division All Stars list.


In addition to his talent on the court, he is also a high-performing student in the classroom. He was even named to Brockton Enterprise’s All-Scholastic Boys Basketball list during his final year at Stoughton. 


After the infamous season disrupted by global pandemic, he transferred to Malden Catholic in Boston’s Catholic League, still remaining at the MA D2 level. His first and only year for the Lancers went about as well as anyone could have expected, as he helped lead MC to a Massachusetts Division 2 State Championship with an overall record of 23-2. He averaged 17 points and 19 rebounds per game along the way. 


Following this historic run, Ugwuakazi reclassified from the class of 2022 to the class of 2023, transferring to Cheshire Academy for a post-graduate year, competing at the NEPSAC Class AA level. Before the season had even begun, he earned his first Division I scholarship offer from UNC-Greensboro. He went on to help lead the Cats to an overall record of 15-10, earning himself a spot on the All-NEPSAC Class AA Honorable Mentions list.


“I’m very happy for KC!” said Cheshire Academy Head Coach Jimmy McCarthy. “He’s an incredibly hard worker, great athlete, and a very versatile player. He can defend multiple positions, protect the rim, finish around the basket, as well as make plays on the perimeter,” he continued, sharing his praise in talks with NERR.


Ugwuakazi competes for Team Spartans in the off-seasons, an AAU program which has helped to develop names as big as former CT Mr. Basketball and UConn star center Donovan Clingan. His performance this off-season helped attract more interest and offers from the likes of Wright State, Radford, and finally Texas A&M-Commerce, where he committed last Friday. 


It is an exciting time for Ugwuakazi, and for the school as a whole, as Texas A&M-Commerce’s athletic programs continue their transition to the Division I level. He made his enthusiasm apparent in talks with NERR, exclaiming, “I’m extremely blessed and excited to get to work at TAMUC!”