Robert Morris Basketball Recruiting
Robert Morris Basketball Receives Commit From Walk-On Guard Joshua Ofori
Following a weekend visit to the campus, class of 2023 6-foot-7 shooting guard Joshua Ofori made a verbal commitment to the Robert Morris men’s basketball program.
Ofori is from Prior Lake, Minn. and this season, he averaged 16.3 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists per game, while being named the Section 2AAAA Senior of the Year.
100% Commited @RMUMBasketball pic.twitter.com/ltppmjDAhz
— Joshua Ofori (@JoshuaOfori0) May 1, 2023
Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke to Ofori, who told us that he believes that the transfer portal impacted his recruitment and teams wanting to bring in transfers instead of high school seniors. Because of that, Ofori felt as though he might have to attend a junior college or go to prep school but when the walk-on opportunity became available at Robert Morris, he accepted it.
“This definitely feels like a big relief,” Ofori said. “With the situation that I was in and with everything that’s going on with the transfer portal, I’m happy that I found a situation that I’m able to go in at the D-1 level. It’s hard right now for a lot of unsigned 2023 recruits to find a school. I definitely believe my situation was impacted a lot with all of the transfers. During my recruitment, there were a lot of D-1 schools talking to me, but I was the last option to them many times. I was told by a few D-1 schools on the mid-major level that it came down to you and someone in the transfer portal and we decided to go with the guy in the transfer portal.”
Ofori tells PSN that at the end of his season, he personally reached out to Robert Morris to see if they had any interest. Members of the program got back to him shortly after and the two sides have been communicating ever since. Ofori made the decision to join the Colonials after visiting this past weekend.
“This was just a great fit for me,” Ofori said. “I had a workout this weekend with the Robert Morris coaches and I believe that I fit very well with their offense and with what they do. I believe that I can bring a lot to the program, and they do as well. I believe that it’s a perfect match.”
“I definitely believe that I can be a spark plug for the team and bring some juice. I’m also described as a versatile player. I can play the 1 thru 4 positions and have grown up playing all of those spots. I’m not limited to doing one thing on the court and staying at one position, I can guard a small point guard, I can come off a screen to shoot at 3-pointer, I believe that I can do many things both offensively and defensively.”
Ofori plans on finding out this week more about his role and his arrival time to campus.