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Oredigger men sign Nigerian forward Sadiq Inuwa 

Montana Tech head men’s basketball coach Patrick O’Herron announced the signing of Sadiq Inuwa to a National Letter of Intent today.  Inuwa joins the Oredigger’s this fall as a sophomore with three years of eligibility remaining.

Inuwa, a 6-7 forward originally from Abuja, Nigeria, played this past season at San Jacinto College-Central located in Pasadena, TX. San Jacinto is a member of the Division I National Junior College Athletic Association.  Last season, he averaged four points, four rebounds and 12 minutes while shooting 46 percent from the field.  The San Jac Gators finished No. 12 in the nation with a 28-6 record earning a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, KS.

Inuwa attended Jack Yates High School in Houston from 2011-2013 and led them to a state championship during his junior season. He was selected first team all-state and district MVP that year.

During his senior year, he attended La Lumiere School, a private prep school located in La Porte, Indiana. At La Lumiere, he helped the team to a 22-3 record as well as a No. 6 national ranking. The team also appeared in the famed Dicks National High School Tournament in New York.  He averaged 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks per game.

“I chose Montana Tech because of its academic programs,” Inuwa said. “Also, I chose Tech because of Coach O’Herron’s genuine sincerity and integrity.  I have been afforded an opportunity to attend school with Akeem Williams, who is like a brother to me.”

Williams, also from Houston, is a junior point guard for the Orediggers.

“Sadiq is a humble, hardworking young man who has won everywhere he has been,” O’Herron said. “Sadiq is another big piece of what we are building here at Montana Tech.  He is a great student and he gives us a presence around the basket with his size and athleticism.”

Mohammed he as a member of the National Honor Society at both Jack Yates and La Lumiere School as well as being on the dean’s list this past year at San Jacinto College.  Sadiq carries a 3.6 GPA and plans to pursue a degree in Business.

Inuwa is the final member of the Oredigger’s recruiting class for the upcoming season.  He joins early signees — Seth Erickson (South Salem HS, Salem, Ore.), Lukas Vining (Great Falls HS, Great Falls, Mont.) and Nolan McHugh (Billings Skyview, Billings, Mont.) as well as three junior college transfers that signed this spring — Jalen Coates (Yuba CC), Cruz Ginns Jr. (College of Alameda) and Karl “TJ” Rhodes (College of Marin).

“Since I have been here at Tech, this to me is our best recruiting class,” O’Herron said. “These student athletes we are bringing in are great people, students and are all winners.  This class has competed at a high level either in high school or junior college and all have won or put their team in a position to be successful.”

 — Montana Tech Sports Information

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  • Ross
    July 10, 2015, 10:14 pm

    Coach’s statement in last paragraph “Since I have been here at Tech, this to me is our best recruiting class,” should really make the players recruited last year happy about what the coach thinks of them.

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  • otis
    July 11, 2015, 7:00 pm

    Its too bad, but it sounds like Coach O’Herron is throwing all previous recruits under the bus.

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