Saturday, February 13, 2016

Temple signs Top 100 prospect

Obi Enechionyia, a consensus Top 100 prospect out of St. James (MD.) School, signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Temple today.

Temple signs Top 100 prospect

Temple head coach Fran Dunphy. (Al Behrman/AP)
Temple head coach Fran Dunphy. (Al Behrman/AP)

Obi Enechionyia, a consensus Top 100 prospect out of St. James (MD.) School, signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Temple today.

"We are very excited to have Obi Enechionyia become a part of our Temple program," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said. "He is a tremendous young man, who comes from a great family. We expect him to be a significant contributor next season and beyond."

A native of Springfield, Va., Enechionyia averaged 19.4 points, 12.7 rebounds and four blocked shots as a junior last season. He earned Washington County and Independent-Parochial Schools League Player of the Year honors as a sophomore and was named all-MAC and all-IPSL first team as a sophomore and junior.

Enechionyia was also was a member of the DC-based AAU squad, Team Takeover, the past two summers, playing alongside fellow Division I commitments Phil Booth (Villanova), Martin Geben (Notre Dame) and Dion Wiley (Maryland).

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