Private boarding school Oak Hill Academy has a 9th grade center, Class of 2024, playing on their varsity this year. Rufus Owolabi, Jr. is listed at 7-2 233.
Maybe he’s already been mentioned on this site, but I didn’t see it.
I don’t know where he’s from. I just know he played for a Mississippi AAU team recently.
I hope Oak Hill Academy can hang on to him: recruiting by private schools can be ferocious. Any day, if a public or private high school has a big-time player, there are some private high school coaches who will try every day to get him to transfer away to their school.
One rationalized it to me by saying, “If I didn’t recruit, we wouldn’t have a single player on our team!”