Josh Fadahunsi (’23) commits to Eastern University for basketball
May 30, 2023
Cherry Hill East basketball center Josh Fadahunsi (‘23) has committed to Eastern University.
After sporadically playing Junior Varsity last season, Fadahunsi stepped into a huge role as the team’s starting center this year. He averaged 4.6 points a game this season with 5.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks. Fadahunsi was a great rim protector all year long and got many great contests on layups by the other team. Additionally, he was selected to the Olympic Conference- American Division 2nd team at the end of the season.
Fadahunsi first played basketball when he was in 7th grade. He was a football player before that but decided to make the switch after realizing his skill sets were better for basketball. He played basketball in his freshman year at Monroe High School before transferring to East. He was cut his sophomore year and got covid at the beginning of his junior year which initially made it tough for him to find his place within the program. However, Fadahunsi put in a lot of work this past offseason to become the varsity player he had always wanted to be. He feels that his hard work has paid off and he feels great about the impact he was able to make this past season.
Following the season, Fadahunsi only had one offer from a school he did not want to go to. However, within the next month he started receiving offers from schools like Rutgers-Camden, Stockton, and Atlantic Cape Community College. He decided to choose Eastern in the end because he really liked the campus and liked the culture of the team. He felt like it was the only school that really gave him a chance while a lot of others didn’t.
With the exciting season that Fadahunsi provided, it will be interesting to watch where his career will take him. With his great size and athleticism he can compete anywhere he goes.