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Lekan Ajayi Commits to Whyoming


It seemed like Lekan Ajayi was a lock for Seton Hall, when in January he called Seton Hall his favorite but just a couple weeks ago he eliminated Seton Hall

How did this happen, Did SHU just stop showing interest in him?

He picked Wyoming over Missouri Tigers, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Auburn Tigers, Loyola Marymount Lions

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/recruiting/school/_/id/2751/page/onthetrail/class/2011             

Comparing Ajayi to Kevin Johnson. (espn.com)

Lekan Ajayi

Strengths:
Ajayi is a strong, physical and very athletic post player. His defense is far ahead of his offense although he runs the floor extremely well and can finish above the rim when he has a clear path and from drop off passes created by dribble penetration. He will hit an occasional shot over his left shoulder in the low post or deep in the lane but he is very raw on the offensive end. Ajayi rebounds at rim level on both ends and changes the shots he does not block on or away from the ball. Ajayi also is athletic enough to defend both post positions.

Weaknesses:
Ajayi must work to develop his post moves, overall skills and feel for the game in order to be any threat on the offensive end of the floor. He must also work for consistency and continue to improve he has in when he receives the ball in traffic and tight areas.

Bottom Line:
Ajayi size, strength and athletic ability make him special. As his feel and skill develop so will his productivity especially on the offensive end of the floor. Ajayi has great upside and best playing days surely lie ahead.

 

Kevin Johson:

Strengths:
Johnson has a huge frame with broad shoulders and knows how to utilize it in the paint area. He is a 5-man with solid hands and does a nice job of establishing position on the low block. He is very comfortable turning over his left shoulder and using his strength to finish with contact. Despite not being overly quick he goes after every rebound and he's a solid shot blocker. Johnson will not wow you with above the rim plays, but he does give an honest effort at both ends and is a tough post defender.

Weaknesses:
Johnson is a physically imposing prospect, but he doesn't have a lot of bounce and his feet are just average. He plays too straight up and down most of the time and he really needs to learn how to bend his knees to get more on balance. In addition, he brings the ball down far too often where the guards can slap it away.

Bottom Line:
Due to the dearth of big men on the west coast and the country for that matter, Johnson will be a highly sought-after recruit. He has the frame and physical toughness to play at the high major level, but his fundamentals and skill set need polishing to compete consistently against the rest of the country.

Notes

Travel Team: California Supreme...Wingspan: 84"...Committed to Seton Hall in April 2011...

This FanPost was made by a member of the South Orange Juice community and is to be treated as the opinions and views of its author, not that of the blogger or blog community as a whole.

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