Rutgers basketball predicted as landing spot for transfer portal center Ugonna Onyenso

After landing forward P.J. Hayes this week, another transfer portal addition is being predicted for Rutgers basketball: center Ugonna Onyenso.

A former four-star recruit, Onyenso committed to Kentucky as part of the 2022 recruiting class. Onyenso would certainly fill a need at Rutgers.

The 7-foot center played his high school basketball at Putnam Science Academy (Putnam, Connecticut). He is a member of the Nigerian national team.

In high school, he was ranked the No. 39 overall recruit in the nation by 247Sports.

Last year as a sophomore at Kentucky, Onyenso averaged 3.6 points and played 18.6 minutes per game. He is a strong rebounder (4.8 rebounds per game) and an elite shot blocker (2.8 blocks per game).

His skill set, including an emerging offensive game, would be a good fit at Rutgers.


College Basketball Report projected that Onyenso, ranked the No. 14 player in the transfer portal, will land at Rutgers:

Onyenso would join an incoming group at Rutgers that features two five-star recruits in the class of 2024. Forward Ace Bailey (the top player in the nation by USA TODAY High School Sports) and guard Dylan Harper are both five-star recruits and are part of a top-10 recruiting class for Rutgers.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire