Reaction/following the release of our ‘All-Nigerian Nightmare Team’

Posted by Andy Durham on January 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm under High School | 5 Comments to Read

Getting some good E-mail responses to our ‘All-Nigerian Nightmare Team’ with:

Chuck Ogbodo(High Point Christian Academy)
Michael Obacha(High Point Christian Academy)
Matthew Uchedike(Caldwell Academy)
Emeka Ikezu(Caldwell Academy)
Michael Kobani(Caldwell Academy)

*****Hearing great things about these kids off the court and on the court things could always be better for all of our local players and I’m sure if they keep on studying those Hakeem Olajawon tapes, their game will keep growing….College scouts are noticing these guys and Obacha has already committed to Appalachian State University….Ogbodo should be on his way to college next year too and if Kobani, Uchedike and Ikezu get some of their numbers up, they should be on the way up to DI, DII or DIII too….Uchedike had a game with 26 points and 10 rebounds earlier this season and Kobani’s #’s have been very steady most of the year….The Caldwell big men more than held their own the other night, versus HPCA……Caldwell needs to make a run and with their current record at (4-11) tomorrow night is the time to get moving….HPCA is at (15-0) and their next real big game will be Jaunary 24, at the Greensboro Day School…..Caldwel needs big minutes and big numbers from point guard Brett Manning down the stretch run….Manning has been playing extremely strong defense, but he will have to look to get off more shots and team with the ‘Nighitmares’ on the inside, to get this Caldwell Academy Eagle team turned around……

Expecting ‘Big Things’ from the ‘Big Men’ and all of the Eagles and Cougars, for the rest of the season and we will keep you up to date on the ‘Nigerian Nightmares’ and their progress for the rest of the year and be sure to let you know when those college recruiters are in the area…..

  • hoops123 said,

    Caldwell will host New Garden Friends School Friday night. Should be an interesting matchup. Caldwell is much deeper and much taller. NGFS has several scorers and is really tough and agressive on defense. Best of luck to both schools.

  • Eagle Dad said,

    hoops123, looking forward to a good game tomorrow night as well. We need to start getting some quality wins, and no better time than tomorrow night against a good NGFS team than to start getting them. Come early to get a good seat, our place is not near as large as your new gym is going to be.

  • Caldwell Fan said,

    Minor point, but, Caldwell’s record is actually 4-10. Matthew, Emeka and Mike are great guys and certainly improving as basketball players. Unfortunately, Emeka will miss some upcoming games due to an injury. Both Mike and Matthew are averaging double doubles and Emeka is close. They are great assets to the school.

  • hoops1123 said,

    Sorry to hear about Emeka. Tough when any of these youngsters are injured.

    NGFS will be without Adam Coble tonight meaning that they are really small and have an even shorter bench. However, the game should be really fun.

  • Eagle Dad said,

    Exciting ball game tonight at Caldwell. Man, can NGFS shoot the 3s. The Bears went up 6-0 on their first 2 shots that were easily each 24 footers. After that, Caldwell’s size just was too much. Caldwell played it’s best basketball of the season for 18 minutes and were up 51-26 2 minutes into the 2nd half. But NGFS came roaring back. Forced some turnovers with the press, battled tough on the boards (though clearly outsized) and started hitting the 3s from all over. When Obi-Rapu got cramps at about the 3 minute mark, combined with Adam Coble being on the sidelines the entire game, it appeared they were out of gas and tricks. But I got to hand it to this team, they just would not quit. The Bears fans should be plenty proud of this team. They trimmed a 79-69 deficit to 3 points with less than a minute left, before Caldwell hit 4 straight free throws down the stretch to pull it out 83-76. Good ball game. Caldwell’s guards, though they may not have had a ton of points, did a great job of getting the ball inside to Kobank & Matthew, as well as driving well to the basket. Mason Wyrick had what appeared to be his best offensive output of the season, too. Best win of the season for Caldwell – hopefully first of many.