September 2, 2014

Green Bay adds 6’11 big man

The Green Bay Phoenix are losing 7’1 center Alec Brown to graduation.  Coach Brian Wardle may have found his replacement.

Henry Uwadiae (Nigeria) will join the Phoenix beginning with the 2014-15 season.  The 6’11, 240-pound transfer from Kirkwood Community College in Iowa, will be eligible immediately as a sophomore next season.

Uwadiae played in 2013-14 as a freshman for Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The center with a 7-foot-5 wingspan helped the Eagles to a 21-10 overall record and a 10-4 mark in conference play.

Uwadiae attended the Evelyn Mack Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina as a high school senior.  He originally committed to Wichita State before enrolling at Kirkwood for junior college.  As a senior in high school, he was given a very high-grade of 85 by ESPN Recruiting analysts.

Uwadiae signed with Marshall and was set to join the Thundering Herd in 2014-15, but after a coaching change the program granted him his release.