Update on Tennessee target Ebuka Izundu’s recruitment


Tennessee basketball recruiting target Ebuka Izundu enjoyed his official visit with the Vols last weekend, but the four-star power forward plans to take three more official visits before deciding where he will play, according to his high school coach.

Victory Christian Center School (Charlotte, N.C.) coach Aureice McCain told the News Sentinel on Wednesday that Izundu will visit Miami this weekend and Arkansas next weekend before taking his final official visit to Texas Tech. Izundu has already taken official visits to Cincinnati and Tennessee.

McCain said Izundu plans to pick between the five schools he visited. The target date for his announcement is May 15.

“It went well,” McCain said of Izundu’s visit with the Vols. “Ebuka said he really liked the school, but he’s still keeping his options open.”

“He said it was a nice campus. Good coaching staff. He was impressed with the facilities. He felt like that academic staff and stuff were good. He likes it, but he’s excited about seeing the other schools as well.”

McCain said the commitment of junior-college power forward Ray Kasongo to UT on Tuesday wouldn’t necessarily hurt the Vols’ chances of landing Izundu.

“That guy coming in, he’s a junior college kid, so he only has two years,” McCain said. “Ebuka has four, but still he wants to produce and be able to come in and contribute from the beginning.”

UT assistant coach Desmond Oliver, a former Charlotte assistant coach, is the lead on the recruitment of Izundu, a former Charlotte signee.

Scouting service 247Sports ranks the 6-foot-10, 210-pound Izundu the No. 70 player in the 2015 class and the No. 18 power forward.