Shore Adenekan has committed to NCAA Division 1 school Seattle University, beginning in the 2013/14 academic year.
Adenekan, a 6’9″, 235lb forward originally from London, currently attends Lamar Community College where he averaged 10.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game, shooting 62.6 percent from the field last season.
“I chose Seattle U because they’ve been recruiting me since my freshman year and have been very loyal,” explained Adenekan, who had interest from other bigger schools. “You want to go to a place where you’re really wanted. I built a great relationship with the coaching staff and they have big plans for me and my development.”
“I’m looking forward to testing my ability night in night out against good competition in a competitive conference!
“Division 1 basketball will be an adjustment for me because I know I will be playing against players that are just as big just as physical and as athletic as I am everyday, it’s not like Junior college where you might see players of that calibre 4 or 5 times in a season.”
Adenekan will join fellow Brit Jack Crook as a Redhawk, becoming the third pair of Brits currently at a D1 school along with Patrick Nyeko and Richard Bell of Nevada, and Fahro Alihodzic and Alex Scotland-Williamson at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
“We are thrilled Shore has decided to join our family. He is a strong, physical low post player that is skilled inside and out,” Seattle head coach Cameron Dollar said.
“Lamar has prepared me very well for the next stage and I give a lot of credit to my coaches,” added Adenekan, who is at Lamar with British assistant coach Chris Haslam.
“My head coach gave me the confidence to come in right away and produce which I feel was a important for my development.
“I give a lot of the credit to Coach Haslam, he has really been working with me on my game from day one. Life is a lot easier working with him because he is from the UK and is a big man himself with all the experience playing college ball and in the pros.”
Adenekan will have two years of eligibility remaining when he begins his time at Seattle University next year.
Hoopsfix wants to wish Shore all the best with his NCAA Division 1 career!