Enechionyia has a long list of options

Enechionyia has a long list of options

Terps were among the first to contact the Class of 2014's No. 11-ranked PF.

Maryland-native Obi Enechionyia gets ready for his junior season at Saint James School under the watchful eye of many different programs.

During the offseason, the 6-foot-9-inch power forward says he has focused on polishing his ball handling skills, as well as attacking the basket off the dribble.

The junior has taken five unofficial visits so far to Georgetown, Villanova, Temple, VCU, and Maryland. He has offers from the latter three, along with George Mason, Indiana, and Xavier.

Enechionyia says although he doesn't have a specific top five list of favorites, Maryland would be right at the top.

“They were one of the first schools to contact me, and they invited me to take a visit,” the power forward said about Maryland. “I really like the school.”

According to the Saint James junior, he has kept contact with Coach Turgeon, as well as Assistant Coach Bino Ranson and Director of Basketball Operations Dustin Clark via text messaging. Coach Turgeon also came out to see the young talent at a workout in September.

“There's a lot of contact,” Enechionyia said in reference to him and the Terps coaching staff. “It's a pretty good relationship.”

Enechionyia says he made it out to a few games last season and likes the atmosphere of the Comcast Center. He also attended Maryland's Midnight Madness in mid-October, an event that serves to get fans riled up for the season, and marked the first official practice for the Terps.

Whichever program lands the power forward will not only gain length in the frontcourt, but also a lot of versatility. Enechionyia says his biggest strength is being able to post up as well as bring his defender out to the perimeter.

The talented big man says he aspires to imitate Kevin Durant's style of play, with the addition of posting up a little more often.

When it comes to college choice, distance from home doesn't really play a factor for Enechionyia. He wants a school that fits other criteria.

“[I'm looking for] a place where I can compete for a starting spot as a freshman, where players develop well once they get there, good academics obviously, and just kind of a family atmosphere,” he said.

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