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Recruiting on the South Plains | 2013 PG/SG Randy Onwuasor Commits to Texas Tech

Inglewood point guard / shooting guard Randy Onwuasor has committed to and signed with Tubby Smith and Texas Tech.

Tight end Zach Ertz #86 of the Stanford Cardinal catches a pass for a touchdown past safety Patrick Onwuasor #4 of the Arizona Wildcats.
Tight end Zach Ertz #86 of the Stanford Cardinal catches a pass for a touchdown past safety Patrick Onwuasor #4 of the Arizona Wildcats.
Jason O. Watson

PLAYER: Randy Onwuasor

POSITION: Point Guard
HEIGHT: 6'3"
HIGH SCHOOL: Inglewood (Inglewood, CA)
VIDEO: Clip 1 | Clip 2
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout | ESPN 66 | 24/7 Sports N/R
VTM PROFILE DATE: June 13, 2013

OFFERS | A bit of a strange offer list, with CSU Fullerton, LSU, Miami (OH), St. Louis and Texas Tech.

STATS | The official site says that he averaged 15.5 poings a game, 5.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.7 steals. Pretty well rounded.

THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Before I get too far, the photo above is Randy Onwuasor, who is a safety for the Arizona Wildcats and is also from Inglewood, California. Seems like more than a coincidence, so maybe they are siblings.

You have your pick. From the link above, head coach Tubby Smith commented on the type of player that Onwuasor is:

"We believe that Randy adds some depth to our backcourt that we need," said Smith. "He has obviously had a good scholastic career. He is a very talented and very physical guard that can play both the point and shooting guard positions. I think he fits our style of play and is one of three incoming freshmen that really improves our recruiting class. He also gives us a connection to California where we have had some success in the past in recruiting and we want to continue that in the future."

You can listen to Onwuasor here:

You can read some quotes from Onwuasor at the LAJ:

"I felt like coach Tubby Smith wanted me as family," Onwuasor said. "I’ve never had a coach at four in the morning take me to the airport as I was leaving. At most places, you don’t have a head coach do that, but he took it upon himself and I feel like that was something that showed he wanted me there."

Umm, Smith is the polar opposite of Gillispie. Onwuasor also said this:

"I know they struggled, had a couple of bad seasons and everything," Onwuasor said. "What I want to do is come in with a real positive attitude and bring positive energy to the team and do things to help the team win. That’s first. Whatever coach wants me to do, I’ll do that too, and just come in and work hard. I want to help everyone get better and get better myself as well."

More stuff at the LAJ, go check it out.


There's really just so much to like and he does things so easily. I think a loto of people are surprised that Onwuasor wasn't more highly rated, or rated at all. Onwuasor was has really nice handles, can finish in the paint fairly easily.

He can really get up quickly in the lane. Without having his shooting percentages, it's hard to tell how good of a shooter he is because highlight videos don't show misses. He's got a solid shot, but it's really Onwuasor's athletic ability that steals the show, or video, or whatever.

The things to really like about Onwuasor is the fact that he can play multiple positions and he's already got a really nice frame. I suppose that Onwuasor and Cory Scott both share this attribute. If Onwuasor and Scott can develop offensively, and I do think that they'll have to develop some offensively, then Smith could have two very good players on the roster in the very near future.

Randy, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

The 2013 Class | Considering the incredibly late start that Smith had, this has turned out to be a really nice recruiting class.

Player Position Ht/Wt School VTM Profile
Robert Turner PG 6-1/175 New Mexico JC (Hobbes, NM) April 27, 2013
Cory Scott PG/SG 6-2/--- Copperas Cove (Copperas Cove, TX) May 31, 2013
Randy Onwuasor PG/SG 6-3/190 Inglewood (Inglewood, CA) June 13, 2013
Alex Foster PF 6-8/215 Seton Academy (Chicago, IL) May 16, 2013