WESTPORT, Conn. -- It’s a long shot from Lagos, Nigeria to Westport, but one a young basketball star made with the help of a coach, and a man who posted a video of him on YouTube, according to a report on Westport-news.com.
Sunday Okeke, now a 6-foot-8-inch power forward at Green Farms Academy, had a hard-knock life growing up in the African republic, where he played soccer and studied hard, the Westport-news.com story said.
Someone at the prep school spotted Okeke on the video, and the rest, as they say, is history, the Westport-news.com reported.
Okeke, a junior who now plays for the prep school’s Dragons, is being recruited by several Ivy League schools, but his real dream is to be a psychologist so he can help others, the Westport-news.com story said.
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