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Baylor Lands 2022 Center Joshua Ojianwuna

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Baylor landed its third commitment of the 2022 class with Joshua Ojianwuna planning to play for the Bears. Keyonte George and Dillon Hunter make up what should end as a top 10 class.

Ojianwuna is a 6-foot-10 center that plays at the NBA Academy in Australia. He’d certainly be a top 50 guy if he played in the U.S., with some folks thinking he’s top 15.

Ojianwuna has limited public film, but the snippets remind me a bit of Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua and Julian Wright (in terms of explosiveness and length). He may need a minute to develop, but he provides incredible vertical spacing in pick-and-rolls. That vertical spacing forces defenses to either switch screens against Baylor or try and trap. The vertical spacing from Tchamwa Tchatchoua and Mark Vital destroyed Illinois and Wisconsin last year as the pair were unable to deal with that dimension to Baylor’s offense. Ojianwuna should help Baylor have a dominant rim runner.

The Bears are on an excellent path. Baylor will open the season in the top 10 this year, and we’ll have one of its best recruiting classes ever this year.