32 Wenyen Gabriel

Position
Forward
Class
FR
Hometown (Last School)
Manchester, N.H. (Wilbraham & Monson Academy)
Ht
6'9"
Wt
213
Current Team
UK

HIGH SCHOOL

Forward who averaged 22.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 7.0 blocks and 6.3 assists at Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, as a senior … Made the Naismith All-America Third Team … A two-time most valuable player for Wilbraham & Monson Academy … Suited up for Mass Rivals on the AAU circuit … A 1,000-point scorer in high school … Participated in the Jordan Brand Classic game and was a member of the Nike Hoop Summit … Ranked as high as No. 12 in the national rankings by Scout … Rivals tabbed him at No. 13 overall and ESPN and 247Sports rated him as the No. 14 player in the 2016 class … Ranked No. 8 overall in the Recruiting Services Consensus Index … Named to the 2016 USA Junior National Select Team.

PERSONAL

Born March 26, 1997, in Khartoum, Sudan … Son of Rebecca Gak and Makuar Gob … Sister, Karima, played basketball at Boston College … Chose his jersey number in honor of a cousin who passed away when he was younger … A talent he lists he would most like to have is the ability to rap … Lists watching anime as a hobby outside of basketball … His definition of a true hero is someone who fights for those who cannot … Chose Kentucky over Duke, Connecticut and Maryland.

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Walter Cornett, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter’s Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.