Another senior from Illinois has made his college commitment. This time it was Toby Onyekonwu of Joliet West High School and Team Rose who picked Stony Brook University. The commitment comes after the 6’1” point guard was offered by Geno Ford and staff last month. 

After missing the first half of the season due to transfer rules, Onyekonwu has made an immediate impact at Joliet West. In his first game of the season, he was able to score a whopping 33 points. Following that Onyekonwu also put up a 36-point performance. 

There was a couple of main factors that played a role in choosing Stony Brook. “It was because it felt like the best fit and the coaches there made me feel welcome from the jump,” Onyekonwu said. 

Onyekonwu will bring a great playmaking ability to Stony Brook. The point guard has a great ability to break down defenses off the dribble and create. He is a smart decision maker with the ball that can not only put up some large point totals but also distribute it. The senior has a nice ability to run an offense and sees the floor extremely well all in addition to his quick decision making. As well to his ability to get into the defense and create, Onyekonwu can also knock down jumpers from the outside.