Jonathan Nwankwo Released From Letter of Intent


Well this is less than ideal news. It appears as though C/PF Jonathan Nwankwo has been released from his letter of intent by Minnesota. Per Marcus, it appears as though this could be due to an issue with getting Jonathan admitted to the U.

This loss could prove to be relatively significant. Nwankwo is a strong inside presence who should have been able to pick up minutes at a position of need next season. For those of you unfamiliar with Nwankwo, here's part of GN's signing day profile for the 6'9" post player:

Defensively ready to compete and should be a beast on the boards. The staff's job is to get his footwork perfected and help Nwankwo develop an offensive skill set. I love having toughness and tenacity in the paint, especially in the Big Ten. If Nwankwo can find his offensive niche he is going to be another great find for this 2015 recruiting class.

There is no word on whether Pitino will continue to look for another late addition to the 2015 class, but Marcus is hearing that he might.