In a development that could have a major impact on the South Jersey basketball scene over the next two seasons, a 6-foot-10 transfer student from Nigeria has enrolled at Camden Catholic High School.
Demola Onifade, 16, is a sophomore at Camden Catholic. He is living at the school's Nazareth House, an on-campus residence that is home to approximately 35 international students.
Onifade's trip to this country was arranged by officials with YIS Team Speed, an AAU program that features several top South Jersey players. Onifade arrived from Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday.
Team Speed coach Rob DePersia, a local attorney whose twin sons, Rob and Nick, are sophomores at Haddonfield, said Onifade could develop into one of the best high school players in the nation once he gets acclimated to this country and improves his strength and conditioning.