Seven-footer Ike Obiagu is the latest transfer to visit Seton Hall this week as the Pirates look to fill a pair of open scholarships.
Florida State transfer Ike Obiagu is currently on an official visit to Seton Hall.
Gonzaga, Baylor, Texas A&M, Georgia and Auburn have also reached out.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) May 10, 2018
Unlike Drexel graduate transfer Tramaine Isabell, who also visited South Orange this week, Obiagu (2.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.1 bpg) is not immediately eligible, but would have three years to play starting in 2019-20.
It looks like the Seton Hall staff intends on using Eron Gordon and Jordan Walker’s scholarships on a point guard and a forward of some sort.
A native of Nigeria just like Mike Nzei, Ike’s (pronounced eye-key) most impressive asset is his ability to block shots, the seven-footer recorded 4+ blocks on seven occasions last season as Florida State reached the Elite Eight.
KenPom compares Obiagu to former Rutgers center Hamady N’Diaye and Florida State did benefit from his five points, ten boards, and five blocks in a win against Seton Hall’s rival last November.
Obiagu was a four-star, top-100 recruit out of high school. ESPN is reporting Gonzaga, Baylor, Texas A&M, Georgia and Auburn have also reached out.