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Rutgers, Nebraska Offer French Big Christ Essandoko

The French center moved to the US at the end of the summer and has quickly picked up plenty of offers, including two from Big Ten schools.

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The 6-foot-10 center from Paris, France, Christ Essandoko moved to the United States on Aug. 24 and has quickly picked up interest from a number of schools. The 265-pound big man is currently rated as a two-star recruit, but that is expected to change now that he is stateside and will garner more attention.

Essandoko is a junior and will be playing at Winston Salem Christian School in North Carolina this season. The big man from overseas has said that he was living on his own since he was 14-years old and is enjoying the transition to the United States. His high school coach has stated that he is a mobile and skilled big he expects a lot from.

In France, Essandoko played in the U18 Adidas Next Generation Tournament for the team U18 Nanterre 92. Over four games he averaged 24 minutes while shooting 25.9-percent from the field. He averaged 4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights offered Essandoko on Monday afternoon of this week. The big tweeted out the offer to confirm.

That was followed up by an offer on Wednesday from the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Additionally, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, New Mexico, Seton Hall Pirates, South Florida, San Diego State Aztecs, North Carolina Tar Heels, and Oral Roberts have made offers per reports.