Ogundele Picks Iowa

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Ogundele Picks Iowa

Worcester Academy and BABC big man Josh Ogundele announced his verbal commitment to Iowa on Wednesday morning, just in time for the national early signing period.

Ogundele had some big games for BABC in last year's EYBL and added a handful of high-major suitors this fall during Worcester's open gym. He ended up visiting schools in the Big Ten, Big East, American, and Atlantic 10 Conferences.

The wide-bodied southpaw from England is about to begin his third season in the United States and has made considerable strides in that time. 

"Josh came to us two-and-a-half years ago as a very productive low-post scorer," Worcester Academy head coach Jamie Sullivan told NERR. "Being a left-handed true five-man, he has always been difficult to contain inside. Since his arrival, he has worked hard to improve his conditioning. He has elevated his work-ethic even more over the past eight months and improvements in his rebounding and defense have followed suit. The additional work on his right hand and jumper have made him an even more versatile offensive player."

"Josh is on an upward trend and his best all-around basketball is, without a doubt, ahead of him."

He is the third Worcester Academy product and 4th member of BABC's 2020 class to sign an NLI with a division I school.

He is also the fifth member of Iowa's 2020 recruiting class as he joins Ahron Ulis from Chicago, Tony Perkins from Indianapolis, and Keegan and Kris Murray from DME Academy in Florida.