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Gators Getting Second Chance At Recruitment Of Rueben Chinyelu

Related Topics: Rueben Chinyelu, Tyrese Samuel

In modern recruiting, sometimes you aren’t just building relationships with high school recruits for their initial commitment as you never know if that player could become available again in the portal some time in the future.

During Todd Golden’s first true offseason in Gainesville he went heavily after Rueben Chinyelu, a 6’11” center from Nigeria who attended NBA Academy Africa. Chinyelu’s final five schools were Florida, Tennessee, Washington State, Rutgers, and Santa Clara in what is as eclectic a final list as you’re going to see. After visiting each school, he ended up at Washington State where he played the 2023-24 season.