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The NBA Draft often becomes focused around big name prospects from schools in major conferences. However, history has shown us that talent can come from anywhere, and what’s more important is playing at a school where you are comfortable and that helps you develop. Siena may not be known by many outside of the Northeast, but they have had one of college basketball’s best kept secrets the last few seasons – O.D. Anosike, the best rebounder in the country.
It may seem unusual for one of the best rebounder in basketball to play at Siena, but Anosike believes being there played a part in how he has developed. “Siena offered me the chance to grow at my own pace, both as a player and a person,” said Anosike. “My freshman year I was still getting adjusted to the college game. By my junior and senior year, I was ready to be a leader and to go out and play my game.”
While there were advantages to playing at Siena in the smaller MAAC confe...