Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Montana State Signs Paul Agwuonwu

From Montana State today comes word that they have signed forward Paul Egwuonwu out of the College of Southern Idaho. Egwuonwu is 6'9''.

As a freshman, he averaged 10.5 PPG and 4.4 RPG at Northwest Nazarene University. Last year, he transferred to CSI, and averaged 4.5 PPG and 5.6 RPG.

“Paul was a glue guy on a team that won 31 games, won our conference, and played in the NJCAA National Tournament,” said CSI coach Steve Gosar. “We had a team with lots of balance. Paul made plays that helped win games yet do not always show up in the stats. With that said, he was one of our team's top rebounders and shot blockers. He could defend multiple positions and we often relied on him to be a stopper for us. Montana State University and Coach Huse are a great fit for Paul, and there's no question his best basketball is in front of him.”
Brad Huse has now signed five players in this recruiting class, two of them junior college players.

From what I read of him, Egwuonwu is a very good team defender that can block shots on the weakside. He is a strong rebounder, and very athletic for someone at 6'8'' or 6'9''. I'm not sure he will provide a ton of offense, but that is OK. When he is paired with Mohammed Fall in the frontcourt, there aren't going to be many frontlines in the Big Sky that can match that athleticism, especially defensively.

Tip of the cap to Gidal Kaiser for the link, and I look forward to seeing what he has to say about Egwuonwu.

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