April 26, 2006

Tchiengang shows his stuff at Kingwood

The T-Mac All-Stars were one of the more impressive AAU teams at the Kingwood Classic and one of the more intriguing players on the team is class of 2008 prospect Steve Tchiengang.

The 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from Cyprus Community Christian in Houston, Texas opened a lot of eyes with his motor. The athletic forward can bang inside with bigger, stronger players but also step out and shoots a confident jumper.

Tchiengang, a native of Cameroon, was a popular player with the high-majors during the season. A number of elite level schools took a peek at the 3.8 GPA student. A host of others watched him at the Kingwood.

He quickly acclimated himself to the college scene and has a good feel for the who's who of NCAA hoops. One elite level program is high on his wish list.

"I really like Duke," Tchiengang said. "They are big time and in the ACC. I saw them watching me. I just want them to recruit me because I like the school."

Texas, LSU, Stanford, Kansas, Baylor and North Carolina are also recruiting him, Tchiengang said. The sophomore said he wants to find a place that will maximize his skills from day one.

"I don't want to go somewhere that I have to sit and watch from," Tchiengang said. "I want to go to a system that I can play in."

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