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Coach Rob Ehsan and staff kicked of their 2018 recruiting class in a big way landing 6-foot-8, 208 lb center Chukwuebuka “Jude” Akabueze out of Durham, N.C. Akabueze is a consensus three-star center in the 2018 class and had interest from many power conference teams, as well as offers from West Virginia, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, and Georgia tech (Per MBA coach Omhar Carter).

Jude Akabueze’s strength spells fortune for NMHS

Given his skill set and size, you’d have to think Akabueze will be primed to fill the shoes of Chris Cokley when he graduates this year. There isn’t a lot of film on Akabueze, but Ehsan has been in pursuit of him for months as you can see in the photo above taken in early April.

Check out this video below that went viral earlier some years back. Jude got the better of the player who dunks on him early in the video.