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2025 5-Star Francis Chukwudebelu: Exclusive Interview

By Alex Karamanos, 08/25/22, 10:30AM CDT


Francis Chukwudebelu, a 5-star prospect from the class of 2025, is one of the most versatile players in the whole class. His height, length, standing reach, and overall play style make him a match up nightmare. 

Chukwudebelu has watched his recruitment start to heat up recently, picking up offers from some big time schools. Only going into his Sophmore year, he has so much time to expand his game, get better, and reach his goal of playing in the NBA. 

In this interview. Chukwudebelu breaks down his recruitment, this upcoming season at Prestonwood (TX), and more. 

 You are attending Prestonwood (TX) this upcoming season, what are your goals and what do you want to improve on the most? 

Francis Chukwudebelu: "Yes I will be attending Prestonwood Christian Academy. I went to PCA in the 8th grade so I am excited to come back and go to school with some of my friends. The team goal is always trying to compete for a championship. As far as improving personally, I just want to continue working on my shooting, ball handling, and Basketball IQ."

You are one of the most versatile players in the 2025 class, standing at 6’10 what do you feel you do best on the court and what makes you so versatile? 

Francis Chukwudebelu: "As far as what I do best, I am able to stretch the floor because I can shoot the ball. There aren’t a lot of guys my size that have range out as far as the NBA line. It’s something that I have worked really hard on. I think I am really versatile on the defensive end. I’m able to sit down and guard on switches." 

 I know it’s early but how has the recruitment process been going for you? 

Francis Chukwudebelu: "Well the recruiting process is really cool. I think it’s cool that colleges want me to come play for them."

List of offers and interests 

Francis Chukwudebelu: "My offers I have are: Kansas, K-State, Auburn, Memphis, Vanderbilt, SMU, and TCU."

What is your dream school? 

Francis Chukwudebelu: "As far as a dream school, that’s a good question. I’m still learning about some of the schools. So it’s to early to have a dream school. I am just trying to focus on getting better."