Makinde London

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Makinde London

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Nashville, Tenn.

High School:
Montverde (Fla.) Academy

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 210

Position:
Forward


MACK ON LONDON: "Makinde London has so much potential and playing against the best high school players in the country every day in practice at Montverde will begin to turn that potential into production. His coach at Montverde, Kevin Boyle, does as good of a job as any coach in the country when it comes to developing talent. Makinde is a hybrid forward capable of changing the game at both ends of the floor. He is 6-9, can handle, pass and shoot the ball and can impact the game above the rim."

AT MONTVERDE ACADEMY: A skilled forward who grew from a 6-1 guard as a freshman in Nashville to his current height ... Averaged 5.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 blocks per game as a senior for a team that won the National Championship ... Shot 44.1 percent from the field, including 38 percent from 3-point territory, and 74.1 percent from the free-throw line ... Team finished with a 28-0 record, including winning the Dick's Sporting Goods National Invitational beating Oak Hill in the final on ESPN from Madison Square Garden ... Team also won the titles of four other tournaments this past season: City of Palms, Bass Pro Tournament, Wild Wing Cafe Hoops Classic and the Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament ... Then-No. 2 Montverde Academymade its case for the national championship by beating No. 10 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)71-62 in the final of Dick's Sporting Goods High School National Tournament at MSG ... Montverde strengthened its resume in New York by also beating then-No. 4 Sagemont (Weston, Fla.)81-63 and then-No. 12 Huntington St. Joseph Prep (W.Va.)56-51 ... Basketball coach Kevin Boyle said "Makinde is as good a shooter as there is out there at 6-8 or better. He can really stretch the defense with his ability to shoot the three. It took time for him to adjust after coming from a small school but he made tremendous progress over his one year at Montverde. He played with eight other guys who are going to play Division I basketball. He can do more than just shoot, although that is what sets him apart now. He can catch and finish and on defense he has begun to use his long arms and athletic ability to create deflections. He's a great kid who brings energy to the team and the entire campus. He has a chance with his size and ability to develop into a great player at Xavier and professionally. "

HIGHLY RANKED: Ranked as a four-star recruit and the No. 83 prospect in his class by Rivals.com ... Ranked as a four-star recruit by 247sports.com and the No. 76 prospect, including the 17th-ranked power forward ... A four-star recruit on Scout.com who is listed at No. 22 at power forward ... No. 30 power forward on ESPN.com.

AT SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL (NASHVILLE): Averaged 10.8 points and 1.5 assists per game as a Summit junior in the 2012-13 season ...Transferred to Montverde Academy after his junior year.