Three players who played basketball at a Long Island high schools last year have made their way on to college Division I rosters. Here’s a look at what the three players have been up to.
Chris Obekpa: Obepka, a 6-9 athletic power forward, was an unknown commodity to most Long Island hoops fans because he played for Our Savior New American. OSNA doesn’t play against traditional high schools, making it difficult for people to follow Obekpa. But St. John’s didn’t miss out and Obekpa had a breakout game his first time out with seven points, 11 rebounds and a school-record eight blocks in the Red Storm’s 77-74 season opening win over Detroit on Tuesday. Obekpa and St. John's are back in action on Thursday at Charleston.
Anthony White: White, a 6-3 guard from Floyd, is currently a reserve guard for St. Francis (NY). White had one rebound and one assist in seven minutes in St. Francis’ 89-64 loss at Illinois on Monday. The Terriers (1-1) host Army on Tuesday, November 20 at 7.
Lucas Woodhouse: Woodhouse (pictured), Newsday’s 2011-2012 player of the year out of Harborfields, is the starting point guard for Longwood University. Lucas, a 6-1 guard, had five points, four assists and two rebounds in 27 minutes in Longwood’s season opening loss at Marshall on November 9. Woodhouse will be in action on Thursday night when Longwood hosts Norfolk State.