Addy Ogunye Commits to Lakehead
May 1st, 2014
Coach Scott Morrison confirmed Thursday what has been buzzing around basketball social media earlier this week. Addy Ogunye, of Brampton, Ontario, and the St. Margerite d'Youville Panthers has committed to Lakehead University.
Ogunye, a 6'4" forward whose game has developed rapidly, went through his high school career under the guidance of coach Carlo Zoffranieri, who played 139 games from '94 to '99 in a Lakehead uniform.
Zoffranieri notes, "Addy has improved his overall game tremendously over his 5 years at d'Youville. He will bring defense, rebounding, athleticism and improved perimeter play to the Thunderwolves next year. He is a dedicated, responsible and respectful student athlete who has been a valuable member of our school community. He will be a great addition to the varsity program next season at Lakehead."
Other players to come through Zoffranieri's system include the NBA's Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers) and noted OUA All-Star Warren Ward (Ottawa U).
Addy was part of the d'Youville Panthers team that placed 4th in the 'AAAA' OFSAA championships this year.
Morrison adds, "We feel Addy has one of the highest ceilings for development of any player we have added to our roster in recent years. He has a rapidly expanding offensive game and a excellent natural ability on defense. We are most excited about his work ethic, his personal character and the fact that he has graduated from one of the most well coached high school programs in the province."
Profile: Addy Ogunye
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario
Last team played for: St. Margerite D'Youville S.S. Panthers
Notable achievements: Peel All Star 2012, multiple tournament all-stars and MVPs in GTA elite tournaments.
Last Edited: May 1st, 2014