After a run to the Sweet 16 of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, the Texas A&M Aggies are exploring all options of adding talent and depth, especially after losing a handful of players to the NBA draft.
On Saturday, Billy Kennedy and the Aggies picked up an experienced player and much-needed front-court presence with the commitment of Tennessee State graduate-transfer forward Christian Mekowulu, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.
Tennessee State grad transfer Christian Mekowulu tells me he has committed to Texas A&M. Immediately eligible.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 2, 2018
Mekowulu was the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year last season, as Tennessee State finished 15-15. For the season, the 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward averaged 29 minutes, 12.7 points, a team-leading 7.9 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, and just less than 1 steal per game. He also shot 51.9 percent from the field.
Mekowulu is originally from Lagos, Nigeria, and he played high school basketball just outside of Atlanta. Mekowulu was at Tennessee State for four years. Because of an injury, he redshirted during his second year and did not play at all that season.
He graduated with his social science degree, allowing him to transfer and immediately play at Texas A&M for his redshirt senior season.