Willie Atwood, a 6-8 forward out of Connors State CC (OK), has seen his recruitment pick up during the second half of the season. Atwood, a Memphis native, has a mixture of mid and high major interest and offers, with more coming in daily.
He is currently 16th in NJCAA D1 in points per game at 21.1, and 33rd in rebounding at 9.3 per game. Atwood is shooting 58% from the field and 78% from the free throw line.
Post players are always in high demand, especially when you get past the November signing period. High school bigs are usually gone and many coaches go the JUCO route to find the best available unsigned prospects to lock in for the April signing period. Here is a look at who has offered and who is showing interest. Many of the schools showing interest in Atwood are very close to pulling the trigger. These lists are in no particular order.
Offers: Wichita State, Marshall, Western Kentucky, Murray State.
Interest: Iowa, Kansas State, Arizona State, Gonzaga , Oklahoma , Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas Tech, Ole Miss, Arkansas , UCF, Oregon State, Nebraska, Indiana , Florida State