Okoro visits Seton Hall, still favors ISU

By Chris Williams, Publisher

Basketball recruiting for is starting to heat up for 2012.

One of Iowa State’s top targets in that class appears to be Nkereuwem Okoro, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound shooting guard out of St. Raymond high school in the Bronx, N.Y.

Last week, Okoro took an unofficial visit to Seton Hall.

“I learned a lot about their program,” Okoro told on Sunday. “I didn’t know much about them before visiting. I got to look at their campus and I liked it.”

As for Okoro’s recruitment as a whole, not a lot has changed over the last month. Okoro is still listing Iowa State, Arizona, Seton Hall and Pitt as his top schools. Like Iowa State, Arizona and Seton Hall have extended formal scholarship offers towards Okoro. To this point, Pittsburg has not but Okoro believes they are close to doing so.

Okoro said that Iowa State is still the leader in his recruitment at this point in time.

“I got a good feel for that place on my visit,” Okoro said. “I like that area. It was private and not loud and crazy like a city is. I like that about Iowa State.”

“Hoiberg seems like a really genuine guy and so is his whole coaching staff. I’m just really comfortable there.”

Okoro does not have any other visits scheduled at this point in time.

Okoro is currently prepping for the upcoming AAU season, where he’ll play for the Long Island Lightning.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.