2020 center Ongenda commits to Western Kentucky

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Western Kentucky received a verbal commitment Monday from Nick Ongenda.

A 6-foot-11, 190pound center, Ongenda visited WKU last week, arriving on Wednesday before watching practice Thursday while WKU held a team scrimmage for professional scouts.

Originally from South Africa by way of Toronto and currently playing at Southwest Christian Academy in Little Rock, Ark., Ongenda is considered a four-star prospect in the 2020 class by 247sports.com and reportedly holds scholarship offers from Oregon, Oregon State, Oklahoma State and Florida. He's the No. 59 overall player in the 2020 class according to ESPN and the 106th-best prospect according to 247sports.com

Ongenda is ranked as the No. 3 overall Canadian prospect by northpolehoops.com and played for the Woodz Elite AAU program this past summer.

Western Kentucky visited with Ongenda in Arkansas earlier this month and in September.

Ongenda is WKU's first commit for the 2020 class. Guard Jackson Harlan of Clinton County has committed to be a part of the 2019 class.






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