Otega Oweh “very confident” Rutgers Prep can win it all

Otega Oweh
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Sophomore wing Otega Oweh is erupting for Rutgers Prep in the postseason as they advance in the state tournament.

“They can try stopping one person, but like, they can’t stop all of us”.

Otega Oweh is the only sophomore in the Argonauts core four. His performance this postseason is weaponizing Rutgers Prep into their most lethal form.

This includes a dominating 20-point outing against Watchung Hills in the Somerset County championship game, the first county title for Rutgers Prep since 1983.

In the county semifinal, a dangerous near overtime loss to Immaculata at home, it was Oweh who converted down the stretch of regulation and overtime with key finishes in transition and knocking down crucial free throws.

It’s similar to what he did on Thursday to secure the state tournament win against Trenton Catholic. VCU commit Jamir Watkins was an expected handful, finishing with a game-high 38 points and 11 rebounds. But the combined attack of Oweh’s team-high 21 points, Nico Galette (18 points, 12 rebounds) Trey Patterson (12 points, 12 rebounds) and Noah Harris (17 points, eight assists) was outweighing.

Oweh’s confidence in his team to advance and make a run in the Tournament of Champions is fortified by the way he’s been playing. Throughout the season he’s shown more fluidity and belief in his outside shot, and he’s becoming more elusive with how he’s finishing in the open court.

Next up for Oweh and Rutgers Prep will be Holy Cross in South Jersey, Non-Public B semifinal on Saturday.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. He has work experience in digital media and marketing, radio, and journalism. Currently, he does freelance work as a videographer and content creator. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first-ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries


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