NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State men’s basketball program added another commitment, Thursday, as Chima Azuonwu (Nigeria) signed a letter of intent to play for the Tigers next season.
“We are very excited about the addition of Chima to our basketball program,” head coach Dana Ford announced. “Chima is a young man that is 100 percent committed to earning his degree from Tennessee State, and his outstanding size (six-foot-eleven, 285 lbs.) will be an asset on the court. He runs very well for his size and finishes well around the basket. We feel like, in due time, that Chima can make a major impact on our program.”
Azuonwu just finished his senior season at Darien HS in Darien Conn., leading the Blue Wave to an 11-11 mark – one of the best in recent history.
A member of maxpreps.com’s Class of 2014 Watch List, Azuonwu nearly averaged a double-double in league contests a season ago.
Azuonwu is the second player from Nigeria signed by Ford during his first recruiting season, joining fellow big-man Christian Mekowulu, and the 11th commitment overall.