Nice guys reall can finish first! 2011 F Mark Nwakamma a 6'6" beast from Leander, TX and a 5 year alum of the Texas D1 Ambassadors has just sent me a text that he has committed to the University of Hartford. He joins fellow Cen Tex star Yolonzo Moore of Austin Akins as an incoming freshman in the America East Conference.
Mark Nwakamma (shown below with Texas D1) rebounds and goes up for the short jumper vs Memphis Magic.
The soft spoken, humble and hard working Nwakamma has found a perfect fit of quality basketball coupled with his 4.6 GPA and near 1800 SAT score. He'll like pursue Pre-Med on his way to becoming a doctor.. An unfortunate break of his foot derailed Nwakamma's Junior high school season. He played for three weeks and finally the pain became unbearable. After an extensive rehab period ending last June he just did not have his trademark explosiveness on the circuit last July.
Fast forward to this spring and Mark accompanied the Texas D1 Ambassadors to the Elite 8 in the Desert last month. He quickly attracted the attention of the various media outlets on hand, including http://www.d1nation.com/ and http://www.areacodesbasketball.com/ He not only was his old explosive self but he's also added a new dimension with range out to the three point line, and improved handles which makes him a big three/faceup four man. This versatility will serve him well at Hartford. They are getting a hard worker, a great team mate, an excellent student and an even better person.
Congratulations to Mark Nwakamma and His Family-Coach Max Ivany and the D1 Ambassadors Family