By Jeff Borzello
Zena Edosomwan was one of the fastest-rising players on the spring and summer AAU circuit.
Despite the attention it has brought him, Edosomwan is glad that the grind is finally over.
“I’m just happy I’m done with AAU because it’s crazy,” he said. “You play so many games in such a short period.”
Edosomwan, a 6-foot-7 power forward from Harvard-Westlake (Calif.), made an impression in the spring and then solidified his standing by holding his own against the cream of the crop. He runs the floor well and is excellent at finishing in transition. Edosomwan is willing to do the dirty work in the paint, but is athletic and skilled enough to make plays on the glass and above the rim.
The next step for him will be recruiting, which has heated up in a major way lately.
“It’s going really well,” Edosomwan said. “I just have to cut down my list soon.”
He picked up offers in the past couple of days from UNLV, California and Wake Forest, adding to a collection that also includes Harvard, Georgia Tech, Washington State, USC, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Maryland, Gonzaga and Arizona State. Edosomwan, who ranks No. 68 in CBSSports.com's Top 100 and also holds a 3.4 GPA, has strong interest from UCLA, Texas, Vanderbilt, Washington and Virginia Tech.
While Edosomwan has taken visits to UCLA and USC, he is not ready to make a decision about his future just yet.
“I’m going to enjoy the visits and the whole process,” he said.
Edosomwan has certainly earned a break.
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