Riverdale Baptist F Chinanu Onuaku to commit Friday


Riverdale Baptist senior Chinanu Onuaku (left) will commit to either Georgetown, Louisville or Miami on Friday (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post).

After returning from an official visit to Georgetown this past weekend, Chinanu Onuaku is set to make his college decision on Friday.

The Riverdale Baptist senior forward/center will decide between the Hoyas, Louisville and Miami during a live telecast on Comcast SportsNet in its Bethesda studios, according to Riverdale Baptist Coach Lou Wilson. The details of Onuaku’s announcement have not been set but Wilson said it will take place “some time after 4 p.m.”

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Onuaku could not be reached for comment, but Wilson, who talked with the highly touted post player on Monday, said Onuaku enjoyed his third and final official visit to the Georgetown campus.

“As you know, he’s a young man of few words,” Wilson said. “He said he liked it, just as he said he liked his visits to Louisville and Miami [during the past month].”

Wilson reiterated his prior belief that Louisville stands as the front-runner among Onuaku’s choices, citing the school’s strong academics, prestigious coach in Rick Pitino and the Cardinals’ recent success as 2013 national champions.

“From our conversations, it seems he feels like he’ll have an opportunity to play at Louisville, get a good education and be on a winning team,” Wilson said. “He seemed to enjoy being around the coaches and players down there for his visit.”

After averaging 8.2 points and more than 10 rebounds to help lead the Crusaders to the Capital Beltway League title last season, Onuaku’s stock skyrocketed during a productive summer with the now-dissolved D.C. Assault AAU program.

Ranked No. 74 in the ESPN senior class rankings, the 6-foot-10 Onauku is a strong rebounder on the offensive and defensive glass who can start the break with outlet passes and protect the paint with his shot-blocking ability. Though his offensive game isn’t as polished, he has shown glimpses of his range and offensive moves during the past year.

VIDEO OF THE DAY
Check out this week’s installment of the football plays of the week from around the area.

Host B.J. Koubaroulis runs through the top plays from the weekend of football in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia. (Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

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BREAKFAST LINKS
— See who made this week’s cut for the All-Met Watch.

— Several more upsets shook up the bottom half of The Post Top 20 football rankings. Also, click here to see the coaches’ poll.

— The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference has experienced a bit of a shake-up this year, with McNamara sitting at 5-0 overall for the first time in a decade.

— Einstein’s Khalil Wilson remains on pace for his bold preseason prediction to rush for 2,000 yards this season.

— Since losing its season opener, Broadneck’s defense has allowed just 12 points in three wins.

— After experiencing deflating defeats in two of their first three games, McLean bounced back with a thrilling win against South Lakes last Friday.

— In last Friday’s SMAC football action, North Point emerged victorious in a double-overtime contest against Thomas Stone, while running back Rafiq Douglas excelled in his season debut for Patuxent.

— Bowie bounced back from a rough start in a big way, knocking off defending Maryland 4A state champ Wise.

— Josh Hayes helped carry Osbourn Park to an upset of Forest Park in the Yellow Jackets’ first win of the season.

-Long Reach rallied from a halftime deficit against Atholton to notch its first victory of the season.

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No. 8 St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (7-1-2) at No. 5 Landon (6-1), 4:30 p.m.

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Brandon Parker is a sports reporter for The Washington Post.
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