Wednesday, November 10, 2010

USF hoops gets bigger

The University of South Florida men's basketball program announced the signing of Andre Jackson and Tolulope "Jordan" Omogbehin to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.

Both recruits bring tremendous size. Jackson is a 6-10, 285-pound center from Lee College in Texas, and Omogbehin is a 7-3, 291-pound center from Atlantic Shores Christian in Virginia.

"We are excited about the additions of Andre and Jordan," said USF head coach Stan Heath. "We felt the need to bulk up our front line and we have overachieved in that area."

Omogbehin, originally from Lagos, Nigeria, plays for Atlantic Shores Christian in Chesapeake, Va., after stops at National Christian Academy and Montrose Christian. At NCA, he averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocked shots per game last season.

The incoming freshman was also a player for Team Takeover AAU - a squad that had 10 players in the class of 2011 commit to Division I schools.

Jackson averaged 9.2 points and 6.0 rebounds in his first season with Lee College in Baytown, Texas. Listed at 300 pounds a year ago, he has dropped down to 285.

Jackson played his prep ball at L.G. Pinkston High School in Pinkston, Texas, averaging 15.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per contest. He helped lead Pinkston to the Texas State playoffs the last two years, earning first team all-district both seasons.

Jackson committed to Southern Mississippi for the 2008-09 season and then played a year at Lee College and will enter USF next season with two years of eligibility


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