In news first reported by Scout.com, Stanford secured a verbal commitment Sunday night from 6′-7″ wing Kezie Okpala of Esperanza (CA). Okpala is the first commitment to Stanford in the 2017 recruiting cycle.
Okpala is a long wing, who boasted eye-popping numbers as a junior in high school. He put up almost 24 points per game to go with 8 rebounds. Okpala was 6′-2″ as a sophomore, and has shot up to 6′-7″, so he may not be done growing.
As Okpala continues to grow and improve, he has reached top-100 status in the 2017 class, according to Scout.com. For Stanford head coach Jerod Haase, Okpala should add versatility and several dimensions to the Cardinal’s team.
Truly blessed🙏🏾🌲 pic.twitter.com/6rizh2fA2y
— kz okpala (@kz_okpala_) August 8, 2016
Stanford Scholarship Grid
|Point Guards||Malcolm Allen (Jr)||Malcolm Allen (Sr)||Robert Cartwright (Sr)|
|Robert Cartwright (So)||Robert Cartwright (Jr)|
|Wings||Marcus Allen (Sr)||Dorian Pickens (Sr)||Marcus Sheffield (Sr)||Kodye Pugh (Sr)|
|Dorian Pickens (Jr)||Marcus Sheffield (Jr)||Cameron Walker (Sr)||Kezie Okpala (Jr)|
|Marcus Sheffield (So)||Cameron Walker (Jr)||Kodye Pugh (Jr)|
|Cameron Walker (So)||Kodye Pugh (So)||Kezie Okpala (So)|
|Kodye Pugh (Fr)||Kezie Okpala (Fr)|
|Posts||Michael Humphrey (Jr)||Michael Humphrey (Sr)||Reid Travis (Sr)||Trevor Stanback (Sr)|
|Reid Travis (So)||Reid Travis (Jr)||Josh Sharma (Sr)|
|Josh Sharma (So)||Josh Sharma (Jr)||Trevor Stanback (Jr)|
|Trevor Stanback (Fr)||Trevor Stanback (So)|