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Purdue Basketball Recruiting: Zeke Nnaji Sets Visit Date

Purdue will get an official visit from the versatile 6’11” Big man.

NCAA Basketball: Nebraska at Purdue Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

We’re still waiting on top 50 recruit Malik Hall, but with Coach Painter still recruiting two open spots a second top 50 player is on the radar. Earlier Zeke Nnaji, a 6’11”, 230 pound big from MInneotnka, Minnesota listed his top 5 and Purdue made the cut:

A Final Five of Arizona, Baylor, UCLA, Kansas, and Purdue is unique, and those will likely be the five that he gives a visit to. We will get a visit hte first weekend of November when Football hosts Our Most HAted Rivals in Iowa:

Here is what Arizona Desert Swarm has said about him:

“One of the fastest rising players in the country, Nnaji again showed his unique combination of size, athleticism, and skill on Saturday,” 247Sports’ Brian Snow after the Adidas Gauntlet in May. “Nnaji scored around the rim, hit pick and pop jumpers, and then also rebounded well. Already Nnaji has made a jump into the top 50, but it is possible he is still too low in the rankings.”

The Hopkins, Minnesota native unofficially visited Arizona on Aug. 31, per 247Sports, and received an in-home visit from the UA coaching staff earlier this month.

Obviously this would be a huge pickup for coach Painter. He is rated 37th nationally by ESPN and 37th by Rivals.