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Chapmanville player receives offer from Penn State

August 7, 2018

Chapmanville's Obinna Anochili-Killen (2) drives to the basket against Fairmont Senior's Dante' Stills (24) in the West Virginia Class AA Boys State Basketball Championship on March 17 at the Charleston Civic Center.

CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Chapmanville Regional High School junior basketball standout Obinna Anochili-Killen still has two years left to play in high school.

But he’s receiving an awful lot of attention from the collegiate ranks. Killen’s latest offer was from Penn State of the Big Ten Conference.

“Blessed to receive an offer from Penn State,” Killen said on his Twitter page.

The Tigers’ 6-foot-9 center had earlier this summer received offers from East Tennessee State of the Southern Conference and Akron of the Mid-American Conference. His first NCAA Division I offer was from Marshall University of Conference USA.

Killen was a Class AA all-state first team pick last season after helping Chapmanville to a 27-1 season and the school’s first-ever state championship in basketball. He anchored the Chapmanville defense while scoring 13 points per game.

His height, athleticism and talent affected every game in a major way, perhaps none more apparent than the three the Tigers played in the state tournament at the Charleston Civic Center.

Killen averaged 10. 3 points in three state tourney games and was a major force on defense blocking or altering shots and setting the tone for the games.

Killen played A AU summer ball with the ITPS Wildcats, an age 16-and-under team based in Pittsburgh but also drawing players from West Virginia, one of which was Logan High School’s 6 - 4 a l l-state guard David Early who has offers from West Virginia University, Marshall, Ohio University and Duquesne University.

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