Men's Hoop Announces the Signing of Two Student-Athletes

DURHAM, N.H. – Bill Herrion, head coach of the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team and his staff, recently announced that two student-athletes have committed to attend UNH and play for the Wildcat basketball program next fall.

Frank Okeke, a 6-foot-6-inch, 220-pound forward from DeSoto, Texas, joins the Wildcats after posting 9.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a junior at DeSoto High School. His production in the frontcourt was key to DeSoto's success in 2010-11, as the Eagles were ranked No. 19 in the county while posting a 34-4 record. Additionally, DeSoto was tabbed 5A Regional II District Champions and McDonald's Invitational Gold Division Champions last season. Okeke, who also played for the highly touted Deron Williams Elite AAU program, was also part of the DeSoto squad that was named a Texas 5A Regional Finalist in 2011.

"Frank comes from a very successful high school program and has been very well coached," said Herrion. "He is an undersized forward who will give us added depth and another rebounder in the front court."

Chris Orozco
, a 6-foot-3-inch, 175-pound combo guard from Tenafly, N.J., joins the UNH basketball program after spending the last three years with Tenafly High School. The two-time All-Bergen selection is closing in on becoming just the 11th Bergen boy to reach the 2000-career-point mark after leading the Tigers to 58 wins over the course of the last three seasons. Last year he was tabbed a Second-Team All-Group 3 and First-Team All-Bergen County for The Star-Ledger honoree, registering 21.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. He capped off his junior campaign leading the Tigers to a 20-4 record while winning the Big North Patriot Division title.

"With Alvin Abreu graduating this year, Chris will give us a versatile combo guard that can play a couple of positions on the perimeter," said Herrion. "His strength as an offensive player is he can really score the ball."

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