6′-9″ post player Chimezie Metu of Lawndale (CA) named a top-5 of potential college suitors on Monday, which consisted of the California Golden Bears, USC Trojans, Creighton Blue Jays, Arizona State Sun Devils and Harvard.
Hoopniks.com considers Metu a top-50 prospect nationally in the junior class. The SoCal prospect has long arms and a live frame, and can block shots and rebound on the defensive end. Metu’s offensive game isn’t to be feared as much as he should be on the defensive end of the court, but he is improving. Metu actually has a decent touch on his shot, but at times struggles to finish through contact or near the cup as his frame and size would indicate that he should be able to do.
This spring and summer, it will be interesting to track Metu’s improved ball skills and ability to handle the ball, along with his finishing in traffic. With his obvious defensive skills, the development of his offensive game could determine his final upside. As his list indicates, though, he’s a lock high-major player.