Wednesday, March 9, 2011

United Faith's Ogbueze commits to Florida

United Faith junior point guard Braxton Ogbueze has committed to Florida, Falcons coach Shaun Wiseman told the Observer.

Ogbueze, 6-foot-1, transferred from Vance to United Faith before the academic year began. He averaged nearly 19 points and four assists, leading United Faith to a third straight N.C. 1A Independent Schools state championship game.

United Faith was ranked nationally for much of the season. ESPN ranks Ogbueze the nation's No. 43 overall player in the junior class and No. 6 nationally at his position.

Wiseman said Ogbueze chose the Gators over Baylor, Texas, Oklahoma, Wake Forest, Virginia and Clemson.