Will another Nnaji sibling be taking their talents to Tucson? We’ll find out Monday.
Maya Nnaji, Zeke’s younger sister, is planning to announce her commitment on May 10 and the Arizona Wildcats are one of several programs in the mix.
Nnaji has a top 13 that includes the UA, Stanford, Florida, UCLA, Georgia, Illinois, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, South Carolina, Oregon and Virginia.
The 6-foot-4 Nnaji is a five-star recruit and the No. 7 player in the 2022 class, according to ESPN’s rankings. Like Zeke, she attends Hopkins High School in Hopkins, Minnesota. Maya was named the 2021 Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year after averaging 20.4 points per game and extending her team’s 78-game winning streak.
In 2020, ESPN described her as a “skilled interior performer delivers efficiently in the paint; interior footwork, utilizes either hand to finish in traffic; emerging face up game; a defensive intimidator, alters shots, initiates the fast break, mobile in transition; an impact prospect in the class of 2022.”
The Star Tribune has this to say: “She has unmatched moves around the basket, able to attack and snatch rebounds from smaller players without fouling. Her footwork is smooth and polished. When she finishes, she relies on the softest touch around the basket in the metro.”
Should Nnaji commit to Adia Barnes and Arizona women’s basketball, she would become the Wildcats’ second commitment in the 2022 class, the other being 5-star guard Kailyn Gilbert out of Tampa, Florida.
The Wildcats are finalists for several other highly-ranked recruits, including...
- 5-star point guard Kiki Rice (No. 6 overall)
- 5-star point guard Chance Gray (No. 14 overall)
- 4-star forward Grace VanSlooten (No. 16 overall)
- 4-star shooting guard KK Bransford (No. 27 overall)
- 4-star post Kennedy Basham (No. 28 overall)
- 4-star post Sa’Myah Smith (No. 44 overall)
The Wildcats have already offered Josie Nnaji, who’s in eighth grade.