Class of 2023 five-star forward Mackenzie Mgbako plans to visit Indiana

  • 04/27/2023 3:49 pm in

Former class of 2023 Duke signee Mackenzie Mgbako plans to visit Indiana.

As first reported by Adam Zagoria, Mgbako will visit St. John’s this weekend and also plans to visit IU, Louisville and Kansas.

The 6-foot-8 wing forward from Roselle Catholic (N.J.) is the No. 8 player in the 2023 class according to the 247Composite.

Here’s an evaluation of Mgbako from Adam Finkelstein of 247Sports:

His shot-making from behind the arc is his best asset. He can also make the types of shots that translate to the next level – pick-and-pop threes, slipping out of ball screens to make shots on the move, or creating space with a series of side-step or step-back shots. The mid-post has long been a staple of his individual offense, but now he’s getting some easy points by moving without the ball more freely. Physically, Mgbako appears to be in the best shape of his career to date and was also productive enough on the glass to hold his own at the four. His swing skills are his defensive versatility and shot-creation abilities, both of which are rooted in his mobility, footspeed, and ability to play low to the ground when necessary. If those two areas develop, both his versatility and overall projection will go to new levels.

Mgbako, a McDonald’s All-American, originally signed a National Letter of Intent with Duke last fall before reopening his recruitment this spring.

Indiana currently has three open scholarships on next season’s roster.

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