One of the top 10 players in the class of 2023 has officially flipped his commitment from Duke to Indiana.
Roselle Catholic (N.J.) five-star power forward Mackenzie Mgbako had previously signed with Duke, but he committed to the Hoosiers last week.
The school made the news official today with this announcement.
“He has the chance to make an immediate impact on our program. He is a great offensive lineman who gives us athleticism, length and the ability to be an inside/outside threat.”
Hoosier Nation – follow + welcome @MackenzieMgbako to Indiana! ⚪️🔴 https://t.co/PBl5UTWzFI
— Indiana Basketball (@IndianaMBB) May 16, 2023
Besides Indiana and Duke, Mgbako (6-foot-8, 210 pounds) had offers from 20 other schoolsincluding Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, Auburn, UConn, George Washington, Georgetown, Hofstra, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John’s, TCU, UCLA and Xavier.
After the news broke, Mgbako said Joe Tipton at On3 that he chose Indiana to expand his game.
“I chose IU because I felt Coach Woodson could put me in a position to expand and develop my game … The environment at Indiana is unmatched. It’s a place where I felt support from the coaching staff and the fans. With Indiana and its lineup, there is a great opportunity to accomplish great things and create a winning culture.”
Taking into account the composite rankings, Mgbako is the second-best forward in this class, No. 3 overall in New Jersey and No. 8 nationally.
Landing Mgbako provided a significant boost to the Hoosiers’ 2023 recruiting class, which now ranks 10th in the country.
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