From J Diamond:
At a self reported, 7’2 300lbs, National Christian Academy junior, Jordan Omogbehin is a presences on the basketball floor simply due to size. That size coupled with an eagerness to improve and hone his skills, makes the Nigerian born big man an intriguing prospect. Omogbehin has been in the United States now for two years, and has been playing basketball since 2004. Omogbehin first arrived on the scene at Montrose Christian on a talented team. While his playing time was limited, coaches and observers quickly had noticed the potential. This year he has moved on to National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Maryland. His reason to make the move basketball wise was simple, “To play more. I really did not get the chance for much playing time. And now this year I’ll be on the floor a lot more.”
had the opportunity this summer to see more court time, playing with
the highly successful Team Takeover program led by Keith Stevens and
featuring some of the area’s best talent. “It helped a lot. Getting out
there and just getting to play.”
For any developing big man, getting on the floor and gaining experience is pivotal. For Jordan and any player of that stature, conditioning is also a main factor as he pointed out that is the main thing he is working on while becoming more explosive. The 300 lbs that Omogbehin does carry, is not bad weight, he is a strong, muscular 17 year old.
With college rapidly approaching, Omogbehin has been hearing from schools, most notably; Georgetown, DePaul, Virginia Tech, Xavier and Tennessee. Recently Jordan took a trip to Georgetown for Midnight Madness. “It was good. I’ve been there before so I was just their for the night, but I like the campus. I know Markel Starks, so we hung out during Midnight Madness." Asked about what the Georgetown staff monitoring his progress for a while now, has mentioned to him lately, Jordan said, “Just to run hard. And work on hook shots. I am working on conditioning, speed, post moves and hook shot."
While he has found the transition to the court to be natural, The transition into the classroom has been a relatively easy one for Jordan as well. “The big difference is the homework. We had work before, but not like here. It’s a lot more. And I wasn’t used to typing on the computer for papers.” Jordan mentioned that he has an interest in geography and art, as academics in a college decision will play a factor.
Jordan says that he does not have an offer yet from Georgetown, but he knows what he needs to do to get that offer. He will continue to work hard on the court and in the classroom. Jordan is fully aware of the lineage of Georgetown bigmen, and what it means to man the middle on the Hilltop.