KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Adefolarin “FoFo” Adetogun (AYE – te – gehn) and Zion Williams have both signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to play for the UMKC men’s basketball program, announced head coach Billy Donlon on Wednesday. FoFo is a 6-1 guard from Regina, Saskatchewan and will arrive at UMKC with freshman eligibility status. Williams is a 6-4 guard from Maybrook, N.Y., coming to Kansas City as a sophomore after playing one season at Wallace State Community College (Ala.).
"We are excited to have Zion and FoFo join the Roo Family,” said Donlon. “Both of these young men will represent our program with integrity, character and work ethic to be proud of."
As a prep in Saskatchewan, Canada, FoFo was a selection in back-to-back years on the All-Star First and Second Teams in the National Preparatory Association (NPA). He maintained averages of 21.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.5 steals per game. The NPA is an amateur Canadian league designed to develop young basketball players. At Athol Murray College of Notre Dame High School, he was Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player leading his team in scoring. FoFo, who has a 6-7 wingspan, was honored on the All-Canadian Second Team.
"Fofo has a college-ready body and he has a mentality for physicality that will help him transition to the college game,” said Donlon. “He is a pass-first point guard always attacking to help others get shots. Coach Adam Huffman, with Fofo, started the Edge School Basketball program and quickly competed for the Canadian National Prep Championship. Fofo is an excellent leader and worker. "
Williams played point guard last season for the Wallace State Lions and averaged 7.6 points per game to go along with 2.2 assists per game, good for second on the club. He added 1.5 steals per game, 3.5 rebounds per game playing 25.8 minutes per game. He was part of a team to finish 24-7 overall and win the Alabama Community College Conference North Division championship. Williams maintained a perfect 4.0 in his year at Wallace State. At St. Mark’s High School, Williams was a team captain on the hoops team. He also starred on the football and lacrosse teams.
"Zion brings size to the perimeter and has played both point guard and off the ball throughout his career,” commented Donlon. “We will utilize his diversity offensively and his ability to guard multiple positions on the defensive end. Zion played for one of the best coaches in junior college basketball at Wallace State in John Meeks, who has always done a great job preparing his players for this level.”
The pair joins Demarius Pitts and Javan White in the 2019-20 signing class.
Class of 2019-2020
|Name||Yr.||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Hometown||High School||Previous School|
|Adefolarin "FoFo" Adetogun||Fr.||G||6-1||189||Regina, Saskatchewan||Athol Murray College|
|Demarius Pitts||R-So.||G||6-4||180||Clinton, Md.||Springfield Commonwealth Academy||Virginia Union|
|Javan White||Sr.||F||6-10||230||Ames, Iowa||Ames||Clemson / Oral Roberts|
|Zion Williams||So.||G||6-4||193||Maybrook, N.Y.||St. Mark's||Wallace State|