Dowuona with Purdue University President Mitch Daniels.

Ghana Center Emmanuel Dowuona has committed to Purdue University as he enters hi senior and final year at Westwood Christian School in Miami.

He chose the Boilermakers ahead of similar scholarships from Connecticut, Louisville, Miami University, Clemson and Georgia Tech University.

The 6 foot 11 inch defender is considered a highly rated prospect in his class after starring for the Westwood during his time in Miami since emigrating to the United States at age 15.

Dowuona’s choice is hardly surprising considering he visited the campus but chose to forgo visits to the other interested programs.

Purdue’s success with big men in previous years including former NBA draftees AJ Hammons, Caleb Swanigan and JaJuan Johnson.

Power Forward Swanigan was picked 26th overall in this year’s Draft while Hammons suits up for Miami Heat after getting picked in the 2016 Draft.

Dowuona rose to the top of Purdue’s priority list due to starting Center Matt Haarms is entering his final year with the program and there is the need to fill his spot when he graduates.

By committing to Purdue, Dowuona joins the likes of Ernest Aflakpui of Temple University as potential NBA players from Ghana.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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