Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Top 30 national recruit Braxton Ogbueze transfers to U. Faith

Braxton Ogbueze has transferred from Vance and enrolled at private United Faith, Falcons coach Shaun Wiseman said.

Ogbueze, a 6-foot junior guard, was Vance’s leading scorer last season. Vance will also be without top 100 national recruit Marquis Rankin, who transferred to Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy. Rankin, a 6-foot senior, has committed to Virginia Tech.

ESPN ranks Ogbueze as the No. 29 recruit in the nation in his class.

United Faith also added Croatian exchange students Ivan Benkovic, a 6-5 junior forward, and Bruno Becca, a 6-9 sophomore center, as well as England’s Bradley Fisher, a 7-1 freshman center. Wiseman said Becca and Bradley will play junior varsity.

United Faith lost two players as well: guard Patrick Rooks transferred to Charlotte Christian and guard Alleric Freeman to Olympic.

United Faith’s Paris Roberts-Campbell, a 6-3 senior, has offers from Wofford, College of Charleston, East Carolina, Furman and American, Wiseman said. Senior 6-foot point guard Lawrence Miller has offers from Navy and the Citadel.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey United Faith, stop recruiting and see how good you are. Play with the kids that come from your feeder schools, like the public schools. Hey Braxton, have some loyalty. Public schools should stop playing private schools all together. Kids have got to understand, if you are truely talented, you do not need to go to a private school to get recruited.

Anonymous said...

hey maybe LeMay will come join Braxton since LeMay's parents obviously care more about the future NFL players time on the field then they do about his moral character. Ironic they would be looking for a CHRISTIAN school though isn't it? Parents like LeMay's make me gag because the only BIG picture they can see is that their son's NFL career and the money he will make, might be tarnished with the Butler suspension!

Anonymous said...

Incredible how the "R" word gets thrown around so much. I'm not saying United Faith has never recruited a player, but my quess is that they probably don't have to now. After winning a couple of state titles and having kids go off to play college ball at a high level (Ian Miller), they probably have players and families knocking at their door. I agree with you, kids absolutely do not have to go to private schools to be recruited....Braxton was being recruited heavily at Vance....however, there are some major differences between the social and academic structure of Charlotte Meck schools and a private school. That seems to be a major draw to many families. Look...a kid can play sports anywhere (if you are good, colleges will find you). There must be something special or different about a private school that would make a parent want to explore the opportunity. As for public schools not playing private, I thought there was a CMS rule in place that already prohibits it. Honestly, I think both public and private schools will survive without playing each other...however, I think playing each other creates some fun community excitement.

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Anonymous said...

Rule #1. Dont believe the hype and if you think you are in control of your destiny think again. You are NOT in control of anything. Its all in a higher power. You are a mere mouse if you think otherwise. You dont even know why you live and breath or why your heart beats or your eyes see and thats just a start.

Rule #2. Destiny is for real. If The Man has it in his plans for you it will happen otherwise it wont. Its real simple. Some are annointed and some are not but if you play your cards right, HE has a plan for you.

Rule #3. Always give it 100% at anything and play fair. Fight the good fight and you will be a rewarded a winner regardless. Play like a winner. Act like a winner. Keeo you chin up. If you lose you still win. Many times game losers are winners and vice versa. Never give up.

Anonymous said...

Shaun Wiseman is the biggest recuiter around. It goes all the way back to the early 2000's when he took Brandis Raley from Myers Park High. He is a snake and a coward.
United Faith should part ways with this imposter who calls himself a coach.
Makes me sick to see "street agents" like him.

RealCoach said...

Wiseman list of recruits over the years are always polished kids from CMS or other public systems. He hides behind his prep all stars business and talks to the most talented kids that attend his camps. He is pathetic...all us coaches know what your doing Shaun!
We develope them and you steal em!

Dabasketballman said...

My hats off to the parents that want a better education and more completive sports for their children. Coaches like Wiseman and Coach Johnson at Davidson Day have great programs and top players want to be there. Would you rather your child being prepared for college in a college setting with laptops or CMS? As for public and privates playing each other...public schools are scared because if they lose more kids would want to go private. It’s all about getting ready for college on and off the court. STOP HATING

Anonymous said...

It is easy to win a state championship in the 1A private school divison when you have recruited the good players from the public schools. Ian Miller was from South Meck. Hey I think private schools serve a good purpose, but private school coaches who go after public school kids through the AAU curcuit are snakes. Christian, United Faith,... Listen if private schools had to play with the kids that came up through their feeder schools like public schools, then private schools would not be able to compete at such a high level. Parents want whats best for there kids, but sometimes it more about what is good for the coach that he is more concerned about.

Anonymous said...

Your really going to say its easier to win at the 1a level? I played at united faith coach wisemans first year and I was not what yalla are saying was recruited. I was there before they were and he welcomed me in with open arms and also helped me get to play in college, he's a great coach and you guys don't even know him so you have no right to call him names, also for you to say 1a private level is easy? we played in the state championship my year against john wall (number one nba pick), and cj leslie (mcdonanlds all american), y don't you check on their team, word of god out of raleigh because last time iv checked we've never had a player of that caliber.

Anonymous said...

deYeah, you guys don't even know, Wiseman is a good coach, and people come to him, United Faith now being really the #1 team in the state; who wouldn't go there to get better at basketball and have a better chance in college?? and for braxton, of coarse he already got noticed, but im sure he didnt just go for basketball. Private school you get alot better chance academically because of the small classes.. and United faith has a great bball program. WHy wouldnt he go there???

Anonymous said...

united faith doesnt even play public schools