Wayne, including Brian Hill (right), had no answer for Centerville 6-9 center Mo Njie (with ball), who scored 16 points. Centerville defeated visiting Wayne 69-44 in a boys high school basketball game on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

VCU offers a scholarship to a recruit in Dayton’s backyard

Mo Njie received a Dayton offer last summer

Njie is a three-star recruit who ranks 247th in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports.com. He’s averaging 8.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game. The Elks (17-5) play Piqua on Friday in the first round of the Division I sectional tournament.

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Njie received a scholarship offer from Dayton last June and also has offers from Providence, Xavier, Toledo and others.

VCU, which sits alone in first place in the Atlantic 10 after Dayton’s victory at Davidson on Tuesday, has one Ohio recruit on its roster: freshman guard Vince Williams, of Toledo St. John’s Jesuit.