As has been expected for awhile now, the Panthers have signed 6'11" center Joseph Uchebo, of Chipola JC in Marianna, FL. Uchebo, a native of Nigeria, originally committed to North Carolina State out of high school, but when he realized that he was not going to be eligible he de-committed. He was having an excellent freshman season at Chipola but a bad knee injury cost him the end of his first season, as well as his second season. He now has three years to play three years.
National juco writer Brad Winton: "If healthy, Uchebo could end up being one of the best players at the next level from this JC class."