By ADAM ZAGORIA
Chisom Okpara, the 6-foot-7, 195-pound small forward from La Lumiere (IN) and the NY Rens, announced his commitment to Harvard.
Okpara chose the Ivy League school over Penn State, Washington, Minnesota, Pitt and Northwestern.
“[They’ve] been recruiting me the longest,” he said last month. “Coach [Tommy] Amaker checks all the boxes for a Hall of Fame coach. No better education and networking opportunity. Also, will be able to make a huge impact immediately.”
According to 247Sports, Okpara is ranked as the No. 16 power forward in the Class of 2022.
“I’m a good rebounder and I like to change the pace,” Okpara said. “I’m very versatile. I can play the 1-4 positions.”
Said Rens coach Andy Borman: “Chisom can guard any position on the floor. He’s a very good rebounder. Physical. Strong. Dominant body.
“But what really separates him is his skill level. He can handle, shoot, and pass like a guard. He’s a nightmare to guard because he can space you out with his skill, but also drive you and overwhelm you with his physicality.
“He’s a great teammate with a very high IQ who understands the game and is very coachable
“He was recruited at the high major level and ultimately chose the school that fit him best.”
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