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Minnesota Gets No. 5 Jr C Daniel Oturu

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ESPN No. 5 ranked high school junior center Daniel Oturu has committed to the University of Minnesota.

 

The 6-9 big man is averaging 18 points, 17 rebounds, and an unreal 7 blocks this season for Cretin-Derham Hall High School (Saint Paul, MN).

 

Oturu was also the only 2018 recruit on the Nike EYBL Howard Pulley squad last year, averaging 6 boards in only 14 minutes a game.

 

“I am excited to announce my commitment to play college basketball for Coach Richard Pitino and the University of Minnesota,” the homegrown Oturu told reporters. “I’ve been following the Gophers all my life, I grew up a Gophers fan. I always wanted to wear maroon and gold.”

 

“I felt really loved by the coaches there,” added Oturu. “And having the opportunity to play in front of the people that helped me growing up and have my parents come to my games really meant the world to me.”

 

According to Scout, the Gophers are getting a stud in Oturu.

 

“Oturu is a really talented power forward prospect,” wrote Scout’s Evan Daniels. “I love his long-term upside with his length, athleticism and mobility. Picking him up early is a big deal.”

 

At Minnesota, Oturu will join 2017 recruits No. 95 Isaiah Washington and No. 53 SG Jamir Harris, if they are not one-and-done.

 

The Gophers beat out the likes of Kansas, Creighton, Providence, and Georgia Tech to land Oturu.

 

 

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