Obinna Ofodile came into the 2012 Fab Frosh Camp as a virtual unknown to those who aren’t Georgia hoop heads, but his performance against some of the top freshman in the country left a lasting impression. Ofodile demanded attention with his shot blocking ability and his tenacity on the boards. His dedication on the defensive end carried over into his first season of high school basketball.
Averaging just under six boards a game this season, the 6’5 post has seen considerable playing time on the varsity level at Duluth High School in Georgia. His offensive game has continued to develop as well (the freshman put up multiple double digit scoring games this season). Obinna’s offensive repertoire will need to continue to come along but his ability to get off the floor quickly and finish above the rim in traffic make him a special talent. His body control allows him to be a very effective shot blocker and keeps him out of foul trouble that is known to hinder young players.
While the Georgia freshman is far from a finished product, his upside is very high. Ofodile gets off the floor before his defender has a chance to react and could potentially become a force on both sides of the ball. If Obinna adds a consistent mid range jumper Georgia could have a very talented 2016 on their hands.